Environmental Impact after 30 to 60 Years of Remediation: Microbial Investigation of Hard Coal Mining Dumps in Germany

@inproceedings{Willscher2009EnvironmentalIA,
  title={Environmental Impact after 30 to 60 Years of Remediation: Microbial Investigation of Hard Coal Mining Dumps in Germany},
  author={Sabine Willscher and Sophie Starke and Manfred Felix},
  year={2009}
}
Important groups of microbes were investigated in three hard coal mining dumps in Saxonia/ Germany. In the particular dumps, different chemophysical and geochemical conditions are existing, depending on the kind of remediation up to six decades ago. Thiobacillus denitrificans, iron and sulfate reducers, and general aerobic heterotrophs and fungi were counted by MPN and CFU methods. Samples were taken from drilling cores in different depths out of the dumps, from seepage-, surface- and ground… CONTINUE READING