These two background essays provide general information about acid mine drainage (AMD) for grades 6-12. The first explores how AMD is formed and how it impacts the environment, and the second focuses on the chemical processes involved in acid mine drainage. The essays can be shared with students or used as a reference by teachers. See “Acid Mine Drainage: Advanced Level Background Essay” for a version of the second essay that includes the chemical equations involved in acid mine drainage.
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