Gold tailings as a source of waterborne uranium contamination of streams-The Koekemoerspruit # ( Klerksdorp goldfield , South Africa ) as a case study Part I of III : Uranium migration along the aqueous pathway

@inproceedings{Winde2004GoldTA,
  title={Gold tailings as a source of waterborne uranium contamination of streams-The Koekemoerspruit # ( Klerksdorp goldfield , South Africa ) as a case study Part I of III : Uranium migration along the aqueous pathway},
  author={Frank Winde and Peter B. Wade and Izak Jacobus van der Walt},
  year={2004}
}
Tailings deposits from gold and uranium (U) mining in the Witwatersrand basin often contain elevated levels of radioactive and chemo-toxic heavy metals. Through seepage, dissolved U and other metals migrate from tailings deposits via groundwater into adjacent fluvial systems. The subsequent transport through flowing surface water is one of the most effective pathways of distributing contaminants throughout the biosphere. Mechanisms of diffuse stream contamination, as well as the aqueous… CONTINUE READING
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