Scaling non-point-source mercury emissions from two active industrial gold mines: influential variables and annual emission estimates.


Open-pit gold mines encompass thousands of hectares of disturbed materials that are often naturally enriched in mercury (Hg). The objective of this study was to estimate annual non-point-source Hg emissions from two active gold mines in Nevada. This was achieved by measuring diel and seasonally representative Hg fluxes from mesocosms of materials collected… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/es101820q

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