RCRC Glossary

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40CFR
Acid Generating Material
Acid Mine Drainage
Acid Rock Drainage
Affected Community
Alluvial Aquifer
Alluvium
Angle of Repose
Aquifer
ATSDR
ATSDR Public Health Assessments
ATSDR Public Health Assessment Report for Questa
Best Available Technolgy
Best Management Practices
CERCLA
Clean Water Act of 1972
Coliform Bacteria
Cone of Depression
Contamination
Designated Uses
Dewatering
Drawdown
Effluent
Environmental Impact Statement
EPA
Federal Register
Freedom of Information Act
French Drain
Gabion
Gaining Stream or River
Ground water
Heavy Metals
Hydraulic Conductivity
Hydrologic Cycle, Connection
Interceptor Wells
Leachate
Losing Stream or River
Mineral Policy Center
Mining and Minerals Division
Molybdenum "moly"
Molycorp mine site
Molycorp, Inc.
Monitoring Well
National Priorities List
New Mexico Environment Department
New Mexico Ground Water Standards
New Mexico Surface Water Standards
New Mexico Water Quality Act
New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission
Non Acid Generating Material
Non-Point Source Pollution
NPDES Permit
Open Pit
Outfall
Overburden
pH
Point Source Pollution
Potentially Responsible Party
Pyrite
RCRC Website Legend
Red River, The
Red River Watershed
Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS)
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
Río Grande Watershed
Safe Drinking Water Act
Seep/Seepage
Slurry
Subsidence
Superfund
Surface water
Tailings Pond/Impoundment
Technical Assistance Grant
Total Dissolved Solids
Underground Block Caving Method
Unocal
USGS
Waste Rock Dump
Water Quality Standards
Watershed
WQCC Quote


Some definitions in this glossary are taken from:

The Clean Water Act: An Owner's Manual, Don Elder, Gayle Killam, Paul Koberstein
Copyright © 1999 by River Network

ATSDR Glossary of Terms (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)

Glossary of Mining Terms (Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Deep Mine Safety)

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Glossary (EPA)

Glossary of Water Related Terms (Univ. of Arizona)

Terms Glossary (Curtis & Tompkins, Ltd. Analytical Laboratories)

Water Science Glossary of Terms (USGS)

National Water-Quality Assessment Glossary (USGS)

Water Basics Glossary (USGS)

Dictionary of Mining, Mineral and Related Terms (Infomine) (Use MS Internet Explorer or other XML capable browser only)

Field Analytic Technologies Encyclopedia (FATE) (EPA/US Army Corp of Engineers)



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