Characterization and remediation of contamination: the influences of mining and other human activities.


There are many definitions of the term contamination. Jefferis (2002 p. 75) provided the simple definition Bcontamination is a chemical, a living organism or energy in the wrong place.^ Paraphrasing this definition, contamination is the presence of an unwelcome component in a material, physical body, place, or other entity. In the natural environment… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-6388-8