Mercury Contaminated Sites: Characterization, Risk Assessment and Remediation

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Ralf Ebinghaus, Ralph R. Turner, Luiz D. de Lacerda, Wim Salomons, O. Vasiliev
Springer Science & Business Media, 9 nov. 1998 - 538 pagini
Mercury is outstanding among the global environmental pollutants of continuing th concern. Especially in the last decade of the 20 century, environmental scientists, legislators, politicians, and the public have become more aware of mercury pollu tion in the global environment. It has often been suggested that anthropogenic emissions are leading to a general increase in mercury on local, regional, and glo bal scales. Numerous industrial activities, including the mining of gold, silver, and mercury itself, have caused mercury contamination of terrestrial and aquatic eco systems. Mercury-contaminated sites are abundant worldwide. Mercury has been accumulated as an "industrial legacy" in the rocks, soils, and sediments at, and adjacent to, industrial sites and now may pose significant risks to human and eco logical health. Direct inputs of mercury into the environment by industrial activi ties have generally decreased significantly in the Western world over the past three decades. However, sources such as coal combustion and the use of mercury in gold and silver mining continue to be of importance on a global scale. The same is true for diffuse sources such as terrestrial landscapes that have been impacted by mer cury inputs from the atmosphere in the past. Soils (and vegetation) located close to large atmospheric mercury sources have clearly been sinks while these sources were active in the past. In the long run, however, these soils may have become important diffuse area sources after the original emissions were discontinued.
 

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a Industrial Sites
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Dr Ing J Thöming Dr J Wang
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Mercury Contamination from New World Gold and Silver Mine Tailings 73
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Institut für Wasser Boden
11
Remediation Techniques for HgContaminated Sites 113
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B Sc M Sc Ph D Psychologist University of Minnesota Duluth
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Prof Dr W Salomons INANAFTAPLIN
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T Sano Biochemistry Environmental Research
39
Mercury in Gas and Oil Deposits
237
b Mining
249
Mercury in the Town of Idrija Slovenia After 500 Years of Mining
259
Evaluation of Internal Doses of Mercury at Intermittent Exposure
271
Mercury in Terrestrial Food Webs of the Idrija Mining Area
281
Vegetation on Contaminated Sites near an Hg Mine and Smelter
321
Modern Mercury Contamination from Historic Amalgamation Milling
337
Gold Mining in Siberia as a Source of Mercury Contamination
357

Dr Th Schöndorf Department of Physics
118
Advanced Technology Available for the Abatement of Mercury
131
Chemical Interactions Between Mercurial Species and Surface
159
Monitoring and Assessment of Mercury Pollution in the Vicinity
221
Mercury Speciation of MSWI Flue Gas on Pilot and Industrial Scales
401
Wallschläger of Science
414
a Mobile Cleanup Process for Mercury Contaminated
418
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