Impact of mercury mine and smelter St. Ana – Podljubelj on spatial distribution of chemical elements in soil

@inproceedings{Teri2005ImpactOM,
  title={Impact of mercury mine and smelter St. Ana – Podljubelj on spatial distribution of chemical elements in soil},
  author={Tamara Ter{\vs}i{\vc} and Robert {\vS}ajn and Mateja Gosar},
  year={2005}
}
The objective of the research project was to establish the extension of Hg pollution as a consequence of mining and smelting activities in a narrow Alpine valley. The St. Ana mine was first exploited as early as in 1557 and was finally abandoned in 1902. The entire operating period yielded about 110.000 tons of ore, from which 360 tons of Hg was produced. By soil sampling it was established that on about 9 ha the Hg contents in soil exceed the Slovenian critical values for soil (10 mg/kg). The… CONTINUE READING