Research Centers
Rocky Mountain Regional Hazardous Substance Research Center for Remediation of Mine Waste Sites

Colorado State University

The proposed Center will focus on the geochemical, biological, hydrological/mineralogical and engineering aspects of environmental problems associated with mining and mine wastes with the goal of developing new or improved methods or technologies that are cost effective and lead to clean ups that are protective of human health and the environment. A common theme among these environmental problems is contamination of all media (air, ground water, soil, sediments, and surface water) resulting from a host of metals, primarily As, Cd, Cu, Mn, MO, Pb, and Zn, and a wide variety of sources (e.g., acid drainage from adits and sulfide bearing waste piles, exposed ore zones, heap-leach spoils, mine waste piles and sediments, slag piles, fluvial tailings deposits, and tailings and waste rock piles).

Center Publications:

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Main Center Abstract and Reports:

A Western Center for Estuarine Indicators Research which will Develop Indicators of Wetlands Ecosystem Health
Rocky Mountain Regional Hazardous Substance Research Center for Remediation of Mine Waste Sites
Western Region Hazardous Substance Research Center for Developing In-Situ Processes for VOC Remediation in Groundwater and Soil
Technical Outreach Services for Communities Support
Rocky Mountain Regional Hazardous Substance Research Center
Southern California Particle Center (SCPC)
Applying Spatial and Temporal Modeling of Statistical Surveys to Aquatic Resources
Center for Integrating Statistical and Environmental Science
National Research Program on Design-Based/Model-Assisted Survey Methodology for Aquatic Resources
Center for Children’s Environmental Health and DiseasePreventionResearch (P01) (joint EPA and NIEHS) - CHAMACOS
Center for Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management
Center for Comprehensive, optimaL, and Effective Abatement of Nutrients
Human Models for Analysis of Pathways (H MAPs) Center

Center Research Projects:

R829515C001 - Redox Transformations, Complexation and Soil/Sediment Interactions of Inorganic Forms of As and Se in Aquatic Environments: Effects of Natural Organic Matter

R829515C002 - Fate and Transport of Metals and Sediment in Surface Water

R829515C003 - Metal Removal Capabilities of Passive Bioreactor Systems: Effects of Organic Matter and Microbial Population Dynamics

R829515C004 - Evaluating Recovery of Stream Ecosystems from Mining Pollution: Integrating Biochemical, Population, Community and Ecosystem Indicators

R829515C005 - Rocky Mountain Regional Hazardous Substance Research Center Training and Technology Transfer Program

R829515C006 - Technical Outreach Services for Communities and Technical Assistance to Brownfields

R829515C007 - Evaluation of Hydrologic Models for Alternative Covers at Mine Waste Sites

R829515C008 - Microbial Reduction of Uranium in Mine Leachate by Fermentative and Iron-Reducing Bacteria

R829515C009 - Development and Characterization of Microbial Inocula for High-Performance Passive Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage

R829515C010 - Reactive Transport Modeling of Metal Removal From Anaerobic Biozones

R829515C011 - Assessment of Electrokinetic Injection of Amendments for Remediation of Acid Mine Drainage

R829515C012 - Metal Toxicity Thresholds for Important Reclamation Plant Species of the Rocky Mountains

R829515C013 - An Improved Method for Establishing Water Quality Criteria for Mining Impacted Streams