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West Virginia Water Research Institute Showcases Research and Expertise at 40th West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –Water resource management and acid mine drainage were just some of the important topics discussed at the 40th Annual West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium. Formed in 1978, the West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force was assigned the duty of investigating the acid mine drainage problem in West Virginia that had been associated with surface mining.. Since then, the Task Force has broadened to include areas outside of West Virginia with many diverse mine drainage issues.
Currently, there are 18 task force members who represent mining industry, regulators, consultants, and research scientists. The members remain active, regardless of distance through bi-monthly meetings, spring symposium, and fall field tour. These events help members to be actively involved in mine drainage topics and keep abreast of new and emerging technologies and practices in the field.