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Investigation of acid production, leaching, and transport of dissolved metals at an abandoned sulfide tailings impoundment: monitoring and physical properties.
Stewart-BM; Williams-BC; Lambeth-RH
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9577, 1995 Apr; :1-90
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.
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
Report of Investigations
NTIS Accession No.
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9577
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