Environmental Hazards Associated With Mining Activities in the Vicinity of Bolivian Poopó Lake

  title={Environmental Hazards Associated With Mining Activities in the Vicinity of Bolivian Poop{\'o} Lake},
  author={V. Torres and G. Z. Echenique and R. Singh},
  journal={Journal of Mining and Environment},
  • V. Torres, G. Z. Echenique, R. Singh
  • Published 2012
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Mining and Environment
  • Hydrographically Bolivian Poopo Lake is located in the basin of Desaguadero River and it has over a dozen main tributary rivers and other smaller rivers with lower flow. The mine water discharge from the abandoned and current mining activities polluted these rivers by carrying heavy metals, dissolved and suspended solids which in turn polluted the Poopo Lake which is considered as an important Lake in this area. The present paper deals with the environmental hazards associated with the mining… CONTINUE READING
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