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Metal dispersion resulting from mining activities in coastal environments: A pathways approach

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Koski, R.A. 2012. Metal dispersion resulting from mining activities in coastal environments: A pathways approach. Oceanography 25(2):170–183,

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Acid rock drainage (ARD) and disposal of tailings that result from mining activities impact coastal areas in many countries. The dispersion of metals from mine sites that are both proximal and distal to the shoreline can be examined using a pathways approach in which physical and chemical processes guide metal transport in the continuum from sources (sulfide minerals) to bioreceptors (marine biota). Large amounts of metals can be physically transported to the coastal environment by intentional or accidental release of sulfide-bearing mine tailings. Oxidation of sulfide minerals results in elevated dissolved metal concentrations in surface waters on land (producing ARD) and in pore waters of submarine tailings. Changes in pH, adsorption [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.5670/oceanog.2012.53
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