Gold mining impact on riverine heavy metal transport in a sparsely monitored region: the upper Lake Baikal Basin case.

@article{Thorslund2012GoldMI,
  title={Gold mining impact on riverine heavy metal transport in a sparsely monitored region: the upper Lake Baikal Basin case.},
  author={Josefin Thorslund and Jerker Jarsj{\"o} and Sergey Romanovich Chalov and Ekaterina V Belozerova},
  journal={Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 10},
  pages={2780-92}
}
Mining and ore excavation can cause the acidification and heavy metal pollution of downstream water systems. It can be difficult to assess the load contributions from individual mining areas, which is commonly required for environmental impact assessments. In the current study, we quantified the net impact of the unmonitored mining activities in the Zaamar Goldfield (Mongolia) on heavy metal transport in the downstream Tuul River-Selenga River-Lake Baikal water systems. We also noted that the… CONTINUE READING
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