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Heavy metal (Pb, Zn, Cd, Fe, and Cu) contents of plant foliage near the anvil range lead/zinc mine, Faro, Yukon Territory

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2002

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Pugh, R. E., Dick, D. G., and Fredeen, A. L., 2002, Heavy metal (Pb, Zn, Cd, Fe, and Cu) contents of plant foliage near the anvil range lead/zinc mine, Faro, Yukon Territory: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, v. 52, no. 3, p. 273-279.

Summary

Mining and processing of lead (Pb)/zinc (Zn) ore at the Anvil Range mine occurred near the town of Faro in the Yukon Territory, Canada, for approximately 30 years, beginning in 1968. A study was undertaken to examine whether the mining activities had left a detectable "footprint" on the environment in the way of heavy metal phytoaccumulation. Foliage of three native plant species was sampled: bog blueberry (Vaccinium uliginosum), Labrador tea (Ledum groenlandicum), and willow (Salix sp.), at approximately 0.25, 2.5, 12, 30, and 200 (control) km distant from the mill (ore-processing facility at the mine). Foliage samples were oven-dried, wet- or dry-ashed, and analyzed for metal content using ICP-AES. In addition to Ph and Zn, the primary [...]

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