Acid Mine Drainage

Acid Mine Drainage

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Credit: TED CLUTTER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Acid mine drainage in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. Oxidation of sulfide minerals from coal mine tailings produces sulfuric acid and heavy metal ions, which find their way into groundwater and streams.

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Keywords: acid mine drainage, acid mine waste, acid runoff, acidic, drainage, environment, environmental, environmental issues, habitat destruction, mine drainage, mine waste, mining waste, polluted, polluted stream, polluted water, pollution, stream pollution, toxic, toxic runoff, toxic waste, waste, water pollution

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