Dolomite Rewatering

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I am working on a project in South Africa where a deep gold mine has dewatered an overlying dolomite aquifer.

The dewatering of the dolomite resulted in ground instability and sinkholes.

The mine is about to close, which will result in the rewatering of the mine and the overlying aquifer.

Is anybody aware of a similar situation anywhere in the world where the impacts of the rewatering on ground stability and groundwater contamination has been documented?