Effects of submarine mine tailings on macrobenthic community structure and ecosystem processes.

Abstract

A mesocosm experiment with intact benthic communities was conducted to evaluate the effects of mine tailings on benthic community structure and biogeochemical processes. Two types of tailings were supplied from process plants using flotation and flocculation chemicals, while a third type was absent of added chemicals. All tailings impacted the sediment… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.207

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