January 24, 2011

Misleading statements from Director General of DWA on AMD

In an article in The Sunday Times (Review) (page 5, under “So many questions” 23 January 2011), the Director General (DG) of Department of Water Affairs […]
January 5, 2011

Radiation risks on West Rand

International expert, Professor Chris Busby, warns of health problems related to radioactive uranium present in mine dumps and old slimes dams on the West Rand. (December […]
January 4, 2011

Ministers catching up with AMD?

“The IMC feels that the current proposals are founded on scientific research and engineering instead of simplistic and quick solutions.”  Quote from a 15 December 2010 […]
January 4, 2011

Heavy rains increase acid mine drainage

On the Witwatersrand, the heavy summer rainfall increases acid mine drainage (AMD). A river of untreated and uncontrolled AMD flows on the West Rand – see […]
July 23, 2010

Toxic mine water and human rights violations on the East Rand

Unpaid mineworkers at Grootvlei mine, on the East Rand, are bravely keeping the pump station working to prevent huge volumes of toxic mine water flowing into […]
June 13, 2010

Stream of acid, the Tweelopiespruit

The Tweelopiespruit is a stream that flows through the Krugersdorp Game Reserve on the West Rand, near Johannesburg, South Africa.    Acid mine water has been […]
June 13, 2010

Inadequate treatment of acid water flowing into the Tweelopiespruit

  The Tweelopiespruit is a stream that flows through the Krugersdorp Game Reserve on the West Rand, near Johannesburg, South Africa  The treatment process being undertaken […]
June 6, 2010

Coal-fired power stations linked to serious health defects in children

Uranium and other heavy metals from coal can pollute the soil, water and air. In India the long-term effects of such pollution are now being seen. […]
June 4, 2010

Inadequate response from the DWA to the acid mine drainage crisis on the West Rand

The South African Department of Water Affairs’ (DWA) account of the action taken to address the decant of acid mine water on the West Rand in […]