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Mercury from gold and silver mining : a chemical time bomb?

Author: Luiz Drude de Lacerda; W Salomons
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©1998.
Series: Environmental science (Berlin, Germany)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Due to its inherent characteristics, mercury contamination from gold mining is a major environmental problem compared to past mercury contamination from industrial point sources. The worsening of social-economical conditions and increasing gold prices in the late 1970s resulted in a new rush for gold by individual entrepreneurs for whom Hg amalgamation is a cheap and easily carried out operation. Even after the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lacerda, Luiz Drude de.
Mercury from gold and silver mining.
Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©1998
(DLC) 97035099
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Luiz Drude de Lacerda; W Salomons
ISBN: 9783642587931 3642587933 9783642637346 3642637345
OCLC Number: 828775143
Description: 1 online resource (x, 146 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: The use of mercury amalgamation in gold and silver mining --
Estimating losses of mercury to the environment --
Mercury in the atmosphere --
Mercury in tropical aquatic and terrestrial systems --
Mercury in biota --
Mercury contamination of humans in gold and silver mining areas --
Perspectives on the temporal development of mercury inputs into the environment.
Series Title: Environmental science (Berlin, Germany)
Responsibility: Luiz D. de Lacerda, Wim Salomons.

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