Looking for a solution to Ukraine's mine water problem

Artem Chayka explores how mine water disposal can be improved in one of Europe’s largest iron ore regions

Looking for a solution to Ukraine's mine water problem Looking for a solution to Ukraine's mine water problem Looking for a solution to Ukraine's mine water problem Looking for a solution to Ukraine's mine water problem Looking for a solution to Ukraine's mine water problem

The containment pond at Svystunova ravine

Decades of extensive exploitation of the Kryvyi Rih iron ore area in Ukraine have heavily influenced water resources in the densely populated region.

Out of approximately 40 million cubic metres of mine water annually pumped out of 18 operating and two suspended mines, some 28 million cubic metres are utilised in the beneficiation cycle. The remaining 10-15 million m3<...