Mines to carry 67% of acid mining clean-up costs

The mining sector would pay 67% of a multi-billion-rand acid mine water treatment plant in Gauteng, Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane said on Wednesday.She did not indicate when it would be completed. The first phase, implemented in April 2011 was an “emergency works” project – an interim remedy until a permanent and sustainable solution was developed. The second phase was the treatment plant.

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