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AGQ Mining, important part of a European I+D project for quality improvement of acid waters from mining activity

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26/03/2012 - Mining
AGQ Mining & Bioenergy, as a member of the consortium/AIE, lead by the company SACYR, to whom SADYT and Cabal Geólogos Consultores also belong, will be part of the I+D Research and development of new treatments for quality improvement of acid mining industry waters) project. The AGQ subsidiary company will guide the research line based on the development of an active treatment of water system and the research about the use of the resulting mud on dump sealing, which generates acid leachates. It will count on a 739.653 € subsidy for that purpose. The Project is included in the INTERCONECTA programme, which is financed by the EU and given by the Centre for the Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), part of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain. The subject of the project is to develop new techniques for the treatment of mining acid waters and hydrological modeling of contaminated watersheds, applied to the basins of the rivers affected by the Faja Pirítica Ibérica, with a total amount of 2.361.224,20 €.