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Bumines unleashes cyanide-eating bacteria.

Authors
Lien-RH
Source
Am Met Mark 1995 Jun; 103(112)(Precious Metals):11A
NIOSHTIC No.
10012545
Abstract
Tests results of a bioremediation research undertaken by the Bureau of Mines to remove selenium and cyanide from tailings pond water at a California wildlife refuge have been very successful. The research used both biological and chemical techniques that utilized a cyanide-oxidizing bacterial strain known as Pseudomonas. The new cyanide bio-oxidation technology is expected to be of immense help to the gold-heap leaching industry.
Keywords
Waste-treatment; Waste-disposal; Mining-industry; Selenium-compounds; Cyanide-compounds; Cyanides; Environmental-pollution; Environmental-contamination; Environmental-hazards
Publication Date
19950612
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1995
Identifying No.
OP 195-95
Issue of Publication
112
ISSN
0002-9998
NIOSH Division
SLRC
Source Name
American Metal Market
State
UT
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