Tender issued for development of Wits AMD project

As part of efforts to mitigate the decant of acid mine drainage (AMD) in the Witwatersrand basin, the Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) has invited applications from suitably qualified and experienced construction companies or joint ventures to tender for the construction of infrastructure for the Witwatersrand Eastern basin AMD project, near Springs.

The development of project infrastructure to extract and treat acid mine water and then convey the treated water to nearby water sources, was scheduled to start in late 2013.

…that, at a technical level, AMD had been solved, and that it now remained a question of funding, roll-out and commissioning.

Editor: “funding”: Who pays? Most of these mines are a legacy from Apartheid, when huge profits were made, which funded the regime and the so much praised economic development during this period. Now the state, speak the tax-payer can pay for the clean up.

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