Acute and chronic toxicity of effluent water from an abandoned uranium mine.

@article{Antunes2007AcuteAC,
  title={Acute and chronic toxicity of effluent water from an abandoned uranium mine.},
  author={Sara Cristina Antunes and R. -M. R. Pereira and Fernando Colnago Gonçalves},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2007},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={207-13}
}
Inactive or abandoned mines represent a significant source of environmental, chemical, physical, and aesthetic impact. Among concerning situations, the occurrence of abandoned or semi-abandoned mine-associated ponds (for sedimentation of solids, for effluent neutralization, or for washing the ore) is a common feature in this type of system. These ponds are a source of contamination for the groundwater resources and adjacent soils, because they lack appropriate impermeabilization. The use of… CONTINUE READING

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