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Acronyms

ABA
ACMER
ADTI
AGP
Ag
Al
AIT
ALD
ANC
AMD
ANP
ANSTO
AP
APS
ARAR
ARD
ASTM
Ar
AVS
BAT
BC
BCR
BLM
BLM
BOD
Ca
CCE
Cd
CERCLA
Co
CGM
CMC
COC
CSM
Cu
CWA
CN
CTW
DCC
DO
DOC
DOE
DQO
EA
EIS
EMP
EMS
EPA
ERA
ETSC
F
FBC
Fe
FLT
FS
GCL
GIS
gpm
ha
HDPE
HDS
HHRA
IC
ICARD
INAP
ISO
ITRC
Lbs
LBOS
LOE
LOS
M+2
MCL
MEND
MIW
Mg
m/m
MMB
MMole
Mn
MP
NAG
NAPP
NDEP
NF
NGO
Ni
NMA
NMD
NNP
NPDES
NPL
NPV
NRC
O/M
ORP
OSC
OSM
OU
PAG
Pb
PE
PGOS
PIRAMID
POTW
PRB
PRP
PRZ
PTS
PVC
QA
QAPP
QCV
RAMS
RAPS
RCRA
Redox
RO
S
SAP
SAPS
Sb
Se
SEM
SOP
SPLP
spp
ssp
SRB
SLS
SMCRA
TCLP
TF
TIC
TDS
TMDL
TSF
TOC
U
UIC
US
USEPA
USGS
VFA
VMS
WQ
Zn
ZVI
acid base accounting
Australian Center for Mining Environmental Research
Acid Drainage Technology Initiative
acid-generating potential
Silver
Aluminum
alkaline injection technology
anoxic limestone drains
acid neutralizing capacity
acid mine drainage
acid-neutralizing potential
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization
Acid (generating) potential
alkalinity-producing system
applicable or relevant and appropriate requirement
acid rock drainage
American Society for Testing and Materials
Arsenic
acid volatile sulfide
best available technology
British Columbia
biochemical reactor
Biotic ligand model
U.S. Bureau of Land Management
biological oxygen demand
Calcium
CCE
Cadmium
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Cobalt
Cyanobacteria-algae mat
Criterion Maximum Concentration
contaminant of concern
conceptual site model
Copper
Clean Water Act
cyanide
constructed treatment wetland
direct capitol costs
dissolved oxygen
dissolved oxygen demand
U.S. Department of Energy
data quality objectives
Environmental Assessment
Environmental Impact Study
environmental management plan
environmental management system
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
environmental risk assessment
U.S. EPA Engineering Technical Support Center
Fluoride
fluidized bed combustion
Iron
Fluid Leaching Test
feasibility study
geosynthetic clay liner
geographic information system
gallons per minute
hectare
high density polyethylene
high density sludge
human health risk assessment
indirect costs
International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage
International Network for Acid Prevention
International Standard Organization
Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council
pounds (US)
limestone-buffered organic substrate
line of evidence
limestone/oscillatoria
divalent metalsspacer
Maximum Contaminant Level
Mine Environmental Neutral Drainage
mine impacted water (mine influenced water)
Magnesium
management and maintenance
microbial mat bioreactor
milimole
Manganese
management plan
net acid-generating
net acid-producing potential
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
nano-filtration
non-government organization
Nickel
National Mining Association
neutral mine drainage
net-neutralizing potential
National Pollution Discharge Elimination System
National Priority List
net present value
National Research Council
operation/maintenance
oxygen producing material
on-site coordinator
U.S. Office of Surface Mining
operable unit
potentially acid generating
lead
polyethylene
pea gravel/oscillatoria
Passive In-Situ Remediation of Acidic Mine/ Industrial Drainage
publicly owned treatment works
permeable reactive barrier
potentially responsible party
permeable reactive zone
passive treatment system
polyvinyl chloride
quality assurance
quality assurance project plan
quality control
restoration of abandoned mine sites
reducing alkalinity-producing system
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
reduction oxidation
reverse osmosis
Sulfur
sample and analysis plan
sequential alkalinity-producing wetlands
Antimony
Selenium
scanning electron microscope
standard operating procedure
Synthetic Precipitation Leaching Procedure
plural of species
subspecies
sulfate reducing bacteria
sodium lauryl sulfate
Solid Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Toxicity Characteristics Leaching Procedure
trickling filter
total inorganic carbon
total dissolved solids
total maximum daily limit
tailings storage facility
total organic carbon
Uranium
underground injection control
United States
United States Environmental Protection Agency
United States Geological Survey
volatile fatty acid
volcanic massive sulfide
water quality
Zinc
zero valent iron

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