JOGMEC conducts training on mine pollution control for abandoned mines

By: Philippine Resources February 19, 2024

Participants with JOGMEC in the abandoned open pit of Barlo Mines in Mabini, Pangasinan

As part of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security, formerly Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), an On-the-Job Training Course on Environmental Protection and Rehabilitation was conducted at the abandoned mine site of Barlo Mine located in Mabini, Pangasinan on January 31 to February 2, 2024.

The training aims to capacitate the selected MGB personnel regarding hands-on experience in water system surveys, computation of water flow rate, and preparation of water flow and metal load balance sheet. Likewise, the said training is essential for MGB personnel to understand the current condition of the abandoned mine area, identify the sources of mine pollution and other concerns, formulate efficient countermeasures to address the mine pollution, and prioritize the measures to be implemented, especially with a limited budget.

The following were the topics discussed by JOGMEC during the said training at the abandoned mine: (1) Water System Survey for Mine Pollution Control; and (2) Field survey and Analysis of Mine Drainage from Abandoned Mines.

The said training was participated by six (6) technical personnel from MGB Central Office and selected MGB Regional Offices such as CAR, I, III, MIMAROPA, and V.


Article courtesy of the MGB

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