Comparison of Differently Remediated Hard Coal Overburden and Tailings Dumps: Conclusions a few Decades after Remediation

@inproceedings{Willscher2009ComparisonOD,
  title={Comparison of Differently Remediated Hard Coal Overburden and Tailings Dumps: Conclusions a few Decades after Remediation},
  author={Sabine Willscher and Thomas A. Hertwig and Markus Frenzel and Manfred Felix},
  year={2009}
}
. The historical hard coal mining area of the districts of Zwickau and Lugau/ Oelsnitz in Saxonia (Germany) is a source of heavy metals and arsenic polluting the adjacent ground- and surface waters. Heavy metals and metalloids like Zn, Cd, Ni, Co, As and Mn are transported, partially as fine precipitates, to the adjacent river Zwickauer Mulde and with that to the river Elbe. Some of the dumps are partially older than 150 years, and some of them were remediated more than 50 years ago. Today we… CONTINUE READING