The use of field-based mesocosm systems to assess the effects of uranium milling effluent on fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) reproduction.

@article{Driessnack2011TheUO,
  title={The use of field-based mesocosm systems to assess the effects of uranium milling effluent on fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) reproduction.},
  author={Melissa K Driessnack and Monique G. Dub{\'e} and Lisa D Rozon-Ramilo and Paul D. A. Jones and Cheryl I E Wiramanaden and Ingrid J. Pickering},
  journal={Ecotoxicology},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={1209-24}
}
Northern Saskatchewan, Canada is home to a uranium milling operation that discharges a complex milling effluent containing nutrients, cations and anions, and many metals including selenium (Se). Se has the potential to accumulate in a system even when water concentrations are low. This study evaluated the effects of treated uranium milling effluent and contaminated sediment in combination and in isolation to determine the contribution and importance of each source to fathead minnow (Pimephales… CONTINUE READING