We work closely with operators to balance the use of natural resources with ecologically sound practices
INTERA helps manage generated waste streams and reclaim lands that are impacted as a result of mining operations. Through careful evaluation of closure alternatives and selection of the most appropriate option, we bring the expertise needed to implement technically-sound reclamation strategies and plans. Since even the best operational and waste management practices cannot always prevent unintended impacts to the environment, INTERA brings specialized expertise in areas that include investigating aquifers impacted with process water.
Our expert hydrogeologists and geochemists are adept at differentiating between naturally occurring compounds and “contamination”, identifying potential sources of contamination, and determining the past and current effects and predicting future effects on groundwater resources. As part of closing mines and milling facility sites, INTERA has successfully negotiated alternate regulatory limits from numerous agencies, and designed and implemented award-winning reclamation approaches. Examples of our reclamation and closure services are listed below.
- impact assessment and mitigation
- modeling for closure alternative evaluations and design
- alternative concentration limit approvals from USNRC
- alternate abatement standard approvals from state regulatory agencies
- reclamation and closure planning, design, and cost estimation
- cover and capping system design and installation
- pit lake studies
- construction oversight
- post-closure monitoring, planning, and redevelopment
- surface water/groundwater modeling
Energy Resources of Australia Ltd.
Northern Territory, Australia
Cibola County, New Mexico, USA
Boliden Mineral AB
Some of our trusted clients:
The groundwater modelling work and general solute transport advice and support completed by INTERA for ERA over the past decade has been of the highest quality. The current groundwater model and general understanding of the groundwater environment at Ranger and surrounds is the best I have ever seen. In my opinion this would be close to the best groundwater model in the world but is by far the best groundwater model in Australian mining.”
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