Local innovation aims to make mining cleaner

Scott Dunbar, head of the NBK institute of mining engineering at UBC, was interviewed for a Vancouver Sun story about local mining initiatives.

He said demonstrating a chemical process in the lab and ensuring it works in the field are very distinct processes.

“The field is just messier than the lab and there are always unexpected complications,” he said.

The article also mentioned Lee Groat, a professor in UBC’s department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences who worked with mining executive Doug Eaton on acid rock drainage at active and decommissioned mines.