Mercury in contaminated coastal environments; a case study: the Gulf of Trieste.

  title={Mercury in contaminated coastal environments; a case study: the Gulf of Trieste.},
  author={Milena Horvat and Stefano Covelli and Jadran Faganeli and Martina Logar and Violeta Mandi{\'c} and Rudi Rajar and Andrej Sirca and Du{\vs}an Žagar},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
Some general facts, uncertainties and gaps in current knowledge of Hg cycling in coastal and oceanic environments are given. As a case study the Gulf of Trieste is chosen. The Gulf is subject to substantial Hg pollution, originating from the Soca river, that drains the cinnabar deposits of the world's second largest Hg mining area, Idrija, Slovenia. The Gulf belongs to one of the most polluted areas in the Mediterranean. Apart from Hg problems, the Gulf is also a subject to industrial and… CONTINUE READING

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