Mobility of heavy metals from tailings to stream waters in a mining activity contaminated site.

@article{Concas2006MobilityOH,
  title={Mobility of heavy metals from tailings to stream waters in a mining activity contaminated site.},
  author={Alessandro Concas and Carla Ardau and Annalisa Cristini and Pierpaolo Zuddas and Guoyin Cao},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2006},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={244-53}
}
In this paper the results of a recent characterization of Rio Piscinas (SW of Sardinia, Italy) hydrological basin are reported. In such area (about 50 km2), previous mining activities caused a serious heavy metal contamination of surface waters, groundwater, soils and biota. Acid mine drainage phenomena were observed in the area. The main sources of contamination are the tailings stored in mine tunnels and abandoned along fluvial banks. A methodological approach was adopted in order to identify… CONTINUE READING

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