The Impact of Phosphate Mine Tailings on the Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in Marine Fish and Crustaceans from the Coastal Zone of Togo

@article{Gnandi2006TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Phosphate Mine Tailings on the Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in Marine Fish and Crustaceans from the Coastal Zone of Togo},
  author={Kissao Gnandi and Gado Tchangb{\'e}dji and K. Killi and Gadge Baba and Kazuhiko Abbe},
  journal={Mine Water and the Environment},
  year={2006},
  volume={25},
  pages={56-62}
}
About 2.5 million t of sedimentary phosphorite mine tailings, highly enriched with Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Fe, F, and Zn, are dumped annually in the coastal waters of Togo without any pre-treatment, causing serious pollution problems in the region. We conducted bioaccumulation investigations on fish and crustaceans sampled from the polluted coastal zone. The highest concentrations of metals in fish and crustacean were found close to the tailings outfall and the values decreased further away from the… 
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