Artist John Sabraw uses paint made from the toxic runoff in streams located near abandoned coal mines in his abstract paintings. Chroma S1 1, by John Sabraw. Image courtesy of the artist.

Artist John Sabraw uses paint made from the toxic runoff in streams located near abandoned coal mines in his abstract paintings. Chroma S1 1, by John Sabraw. Image courtesy of the artist.

PitWatch reader Coleen Christensen pointed out this blog from the Smithsonian about a possible use for acid mine drainage stream waters. Streams near the Berkeley Pit were similarly impacted during historic mining activities.

Read the full blog here.

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