Research and analysis

Dissolved metal contamination from mine wastes: risk assessment and quantification in the Tamar catchment

Mine wastes left at abandoned mine sites risk polluting streams and rivers, particularly with zinc, cadmium and nickel.

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Dissolved Metal Contamination from Mine Wastes _ Risk Assessment and Quantification in the Tamar Catchment

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Field and laboratory tests and mapping with a Geographical Information System have been used to prioritise the pollution risk from mine waste sites in Devon and Cornwall. These mine wastes are likely to continue to release pollutants for many decades.

Published 12 October 2012