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May , 2014
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Gauteng’s acid mine water time bomb

Source: Iol.co.za, Date: May , 2014

She bends down and picks up, with her blood- red nails, what looks like a clump of soil. Mariette Liefferink, chief executive of the Federation for a Sustainable Environment, taps the edge of her car key against the lump. “Clang, clang, clang.” It sounds like she’s hitting a tiny pan.

The rock lump is actually made of metal oxide, here because of acid mine drainage. We are standing on the site of the western basin decant near Krugersdorp where these toxic waters have been flowing up to the surface since 2002.


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