Distribution of mercury in several environmental compartments in an aquatic ecosystem impacted by gold mining in northern Colombia.

@article{MarrugoNegrete2008DistributionOM,
  title={Distribution of mercury in several environmental compartments in an aquatic ecosystem impacted by gold mining in northern Colombia.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Luis Marrugo-Negrete and Lu{\'i}s Norberto Ben{\'i}tez and Jes{\'u}s Olivero-Verbel},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2008},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={305-16}
}
Mercury (Hg) used in gold amalgamation is a major source of contamination in developing countries. Water, sediments, plankton, fish, and human samples from Grande Marsh, a Hg-polluted marsh located in the south of Bolívar, municipality of Montecristo, Colombia, were collected during both the rainy and the dry seasons (2003-2006), at three different sampling sites, and analyzed for total Hg (T-Hg) content. Water, sediment, seston, phytoplankton, and zooplankton T-Hg concentrations were 0.33… CONTINUE READING