The distribution of arsenic in soils affected by the Aznalcóllar mine spill, SW Spain.

  title={The distribution of arsenic in soils affected by the Aznalc{\'o}llar mine spill, SW Spain.},
  author={Mark Anthony Taggart and M Carlisle and Deborah J. Pain and Ryan Williams and Daniel Osborn and Amanda Joyson and Andy A. Meharg},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  volume={323 1-3},
In April 1998, a holding lagoon containing pyrite ore processing waste, failed and released an estimated 5-6 million m(3) of metal rich sludge and acidic waters into the Rio Guadiamar, SW Spain. Over 2700 ha of the internationally important Doñana National and Natural Parks were contaminated. The sludge component of the waste contained up to 0.6% arsenic. This paper presents an extensive set of 0-5 cm soil analyses results from samples taken 6-8 months after the spill. Data are presented on… CONTINUE READING

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