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Ecotoxicological risks of soils surrounding an abandoned mercury mine

Author
Bori, J.; Valles, A.; Navarro, A.; Riva, M.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting
Date of publication
2015
Presentation's date
2015-05-06
Book of congress proceedings
SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting: Environmental protection in a multi-stressed world: challenges for science, industry and regulators, Barcelona: May 3-5, 2015: abstract book
First page
351
URL
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Abstract
The abandonment of mercury mining areas is generally associated with a release of Hg into the environment. Due to its potential toxic properties, the mobilization of particulate and soluble Hg species is of major concern in areas surrounding Hg mines. The transport of mercury from soil is mainly caused by wind action, sediment transport, water leaching or atmospheric emissions. Once in the aquatic compartment, interactions with the aqueous phase and with associated solid media will influence the...
Keywords
contaminated soil, ecotoxicology, mercury
Group of research
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