Reclaiming the Sierra

Workshop: Remediation Case Studies

This workshop was held at The Sierra Fund’s annual conference “Reclaiming the Sierra: A Community Summit on Mining Impacts” held November 8-9, 2010 in Nevada City, California.

Workshop notes are not available for this session.

Synopsis: Case studies present a tangible opportunity to evaluate remediation options, redevelopment issues, and best management practices.  Lessons from these case studies in California as well as other western states will be discussed to learn how to maximize remediation efforts in the future.  Facilitator Dr. Stephen McCord, Larry Walker Associates.

Click on the speaker below to see their presentation (if available)

Richard Sykes, East Bay Municipal Utility District: The Penn Mine remediation project by EBMUD  in the Sierra foothills

Elizabeth Russell, Trout Unlimited: Mine remediation efforts at Kerber Creek , CO

Rick Humphreys, State Water Resource Control Board: California’s Mercury Collection Program that provides a safe disposal route for legacy mercury found when panning or suction dredging for gold

Daniel Reidy, attorney at law: Information on the Central Eureka Mine remediation in Amador County, CA and impacts of abandoned mines on residential development