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Investigation of Acid Production, Leaching, and Transport of Dissolved Metals at an Abandoned Sulfide Tailings Impoundment: Monitoring and Physical Properties.


PB96128582

Publication Date 1995
Personal Author Stewart, B. M.; Williams, B. C.; Lambeth, R. H.
Page Count 92
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
  • Acid mine drainage
  • Metals
  • Leaching
  • Environmental transport
  • Tailings
  • Abandoned sites
  • Ground water
  • Hydrology
  • Sediments
  • pH value
  • Zinc compound
  • Copper compound
  • Water pollution sampling
  • Chemical analysis
  • Monitoring wells
  • Physical properties
  • Site characterization
  • North Central Region(Washington)
Source Agency
  • Bureau of Mines
NTIS Subject Category
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • 68D - Water Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors Bureau of Mines, Spokane, WA. Spokane Research Center.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Rept. of investigations/1995.
NTIS Issue Number 199605
Investigation of Acid Production, Leaching, and Transport of Dissolved Metals at an Abandoned Sulfide Tailings Impoundment: Monitoring and Physical Properties.
Investigation of Acid Production, Leaching, and Transport of Dissolved Metals at an Abandoned Sulfide Tailings Impoundment: Monitoring and Physical Properties.
PB96128582

  • Acid mine drainage
  • Metals
  • Leaching
  • Environmental transport
  • Tailings
  • Abandoned sites
  • Ground water
  • Hydrology
  • Sediments
  • pH value
  • Zinc compound
  • Copper compound
  • Water pollution sampling
  • Chemical analysis
  • Monitoring wells
  • Physical properties
  • Site characterization
  • North Central Region(Washington)
  • Bureau of Mines
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • 68D - Water Pollution & Control
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