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Use of tracer injections and synoptic sampling to measure metal loading from acid mine drainage

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Use of tracer injections and synoptic sampling to measure metal loading from acid mine drainage; 1997; FS; 245-96; Kimball, Briant A.

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Thousands of abandoned and inactive mines are located in environmentally sensitive mountain watersheds. Cost-effective remediation of the effects of metals from mining in these watersheds requires knowledge of the most significant sources of metals. The significance of a given source depends on the toxicity of a particular metal, how much of the metal enters the stream, and whether or not the metal remains in the stream in a toxic form. This discussion deals with accounting for how much metal enters the stream and whether it stays in the stream. The amount of metal entering the stream is called the mass loading and is calculated as the product of metal concentration and stream discharge. The overall effect of high metal concentrations [...]

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