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Ground-water Monitoring in the Tucson Copper Mining District.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NTIS: PB/85-106862 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :99 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10004194
Abstract
Ground water tailings pond monitoring in the upper Santa Cruz Basin mines task force special studies area was performed to determine the nature and extent of aquifer contamination from copper tailings pond recharge in the basin. A monitoring program for each of three mining areas (mines a, b, and d) was developed. Analyses of data show that recharge from mine a ponds caused increased hardness, sulfate, and total dissolved solids in local ground water. However, pumpage in the area has controlled most of the water's movement. Pond recharge from mine b led to similar conditions, and the degraed water is moving towards a local public-supply well. Pumpage from mine d interceptor wells is controlling some, but not all, of the movement of recharge seepage from ponds in that area. Recommendations are included in the report.
Publication Date
19830101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB85-106862
NTIS Price
A06
Identifying No.
OFR 185-84
NIOSH Division
SRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB/85-106862. Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries.
Performing Organization
Pima Association
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