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Investigation of acid production, leaching, and transport of dissolved metals at an abandoned sulfide tailings impoundment: monitoring and physical properties.

Authors
Stewart-BM; Williams-BC; Lambeth-RH
Source
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9577, 1995 Apr; :1-90
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NIOSHTIC No.
10012563
Abstract
Researchers at the U.S. Bureau of Mines are conducting a long-term groundwater monitoring and site characterization program at an abondoned 10-hectare, acid-producing, copper-gold tailings impoundment in north-central Washington State. The purpose is to investigate contaminant release and transport, and attenuation mechanisms in the tailings, sediments below the tailings, and gravels downgradient of the impoundment. The report summarizes the monitoring results and physical properties of the tailings, the sediments below the tailings, and the groundwater system associated with the tailings.
Keywords
Abandoned-sites; Ground-water; Hydrology; Sediments; pH-value; Zinc-compounds; Copper-compounds; Water-pollution-sampling; Chemical-analysis; Monitoring-wells; Physical-properties; Site-characterization; Acid-mine-drainage; Environmental-transport; Mineral-industries
Publication Date
19950401
Document Type
Report of Investigations
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB96-128582
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
RI-9577
NIOSH Division
SRC
Source Name
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9577
State
WA
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