Toxicity of Tailing Leachates From a Niobium Mine Toward ...

The aim of this research was to assess the ecotoxicity of leachates originating from a niobium mine located in Canada. These tailings contain considerable amounts of carbonates and phosphates and could potentially be used as fertilizer for agriculture. However, the presence of different contaminants linked with the ores mined, including rare ...

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Technical Fact Sheet – Tungsten

2021-6-25 · Water soluble tungsten substances include sodium tungstate, ammonium metatungstate, sodium metatungstate and ammonium paratungstate. Insoluble tungsten substances include tungsten metal, tungsten carbide, ditungsten carbide, tungsten trioxide, tungsten oxides and tungsten disulfide (Lemus and Venezia 2015).

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Mining and Toxic Metals

2021-8-11 · Rain water leaches toxic substances from waste rock and mine tailings into soil and waterways. Additionally, rain can deposit toxic metals from the air, present as vapors or attached to dust particles, into waterways. 5. One of the major sources of toxic metals associated with mining is acid mine drainage. When waste rock excavated from the ...

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Heavy Metal Contamination and Environmental Concerns on ...

A series of stream water, soil and fruits samples in the orchards were collected from Lianhuashan tungsten area in Guangdong Province. The concentrations of As, Cd, Pb, Zn, Cu and Ni in the samples were determined. This study targeted at the impacts of Lianhuashan wasteland on the orchards at the downstream. The results showed that the stream water was severely polluted by heavy metals ...

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Sequential extraction and leaching characteristics of ...

2011-10-30 · The chemical speciation of potentially toxic elements (As, Cd, Cu, Pb, and Zn) in the contaminated soils and sulfides-rich tailings sediments of an abandoned tungsten mine in Korea was evaluated by conducting modified BCR sequential extraction tests. Kinetic and static batch leaching tests were also conducted to evaluate the potential release of As and other heavy metals by acidic rain water ...

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ICMM & About tailings

About tailings. Tailings is a common by-product of the metals and minerals recovery process. It usually takes the form of a liquid slurry made of fine metal or mineral particles and water – created when mined ore is crushed and finely ground in a milling process. From the mill, the tailings is typically pumped to storage facilities which are ...

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Toxic wastes from Canadian mines evading scrutiny, claim ...

Canada''s Hidden Toxic Mining Data Sought in Court. Environmental News Service (ENS) 19th January 2009. TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, - Canada''s Federal Court heard a lawsuit today brought against the Minister of the Environment for failing to ensure that Canada''s mining industry publicly reports the toxics in the two millions of tons of mine tailings it generates each day.

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Mine Tailings

Mill tailings at the Heath Steele mine in New Brunswick contain up to 85 wt.% sulfide minerals (Blowes et al., 1991; Boorman and Watson, 1976). Pore-water pH values as low as 1.0, and concentrations of dissolved SO 4 up to 8.5×10 4 mg L −1 were observed in the shallow pore water of the tailings impoundment (Figure 12; Blowes et al., 1991).

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Mineral/water interactions in tailings from a tungsten ...

Mineral/ water interactions in tailings of a tungsten mine at Mount Pleasant (New Brunswick, Canada), particularly the sulfide oxidation, contributed to the geochemical processes and water ...

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Toxic mine water

2013-2-17 · Broadcast: Sunday 17 February 2013 8:05AM (view full episode) The Dee River in Queensland is being killed by toxic water from an old gold mine. Mount Morgan is one of thousands of abandoned and ...

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Utilization of tailings from tungsten mine waste as a ...

Tungsten mine tailings were also evaluated as cement replacement for the manufacture of mortar [20] and geopolymeric binder [21]. Iron tailings were used as raw materials for the preparation of ...

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Human Health and Environmental Damages from Mining …

2016-3-27 · TABLE OF CONTENTS (continued) Page Page ii Florida C Bartow Chemical Plant: Radioisotopes Contaminate Florida Ground Water ..... 45 C East Tampa Chemical Plant Complex: Acidic Discharge Kills Crabs ..... 47 C Plant City Chemical Complex: Ground Water Contaminated at CPI Plant ..... 49 Idaho C Blackbird Mine: Endangered Salmon Potentially Affected by Poor Water

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Minerals | Free Full-Text | A Review of Tungsten Resources ...

Tungsten is recognized as a critical metal due to its unique properties, economic importance, and limited sources of supply. It has wide applications where hardness, high density, high wear, and high-temperature resistance are required, such as in mining, construction, energy generation, electronics, aerospace, and defense sectors. The two primary tungsten minerals, and the only minerals of ...

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The dangers of tailing dams on the planet

2019-11-25 · November 25, 2019. Perched alongside thousands of mining operations around the world are tailing dams – vast reservoirs that store a toxic sludge of mining by-products, including water, rock particles and chemicals like cyanide and mercury. There are an estimated 3,500 active tailings …

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From Toxic By-product to Recycled Material: Mine Waste as ...

2012-5-22 · [two_third]Tailings ponds are also the safest way to get rid of the unwanted, useless by-product of economic development and prosperity. Guest blogger José Luis Gutiérrez-García shares his experience of working in the mining industry in the Canadian arctic.He explores an interesting alternative to storing mine waste in natural or man-made containment ponds that has had success in an Arizona ...

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Toxicity of Arsenic in Iron King Mine PM₁₀ Tailings is ...

2021-8-16 · Toxicity of Iron King Mine tailings in Aliivibrio Fischeri is mitigated by synthetic alveolar lung fluid 5 5 1. ABSTRACT This paper provides a risk assessment of pertinent toxic contaminants in the tailings of the Iron King Mine using a model of aeolian transport fated in human alveolar lung. Here, we

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Geotechnical Properties of Mine Tailings | Journal of ...

Over the last few decades, the volume of tailings being generated increased dramatically with the increase in the demand for minerals and metals, and the mining of many low-grade ores. The tailings always contain heavy metals, toxic substances, and chemicals added during mineral processing, which may disperse into the environment and threaten ...

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Tailings Dam Failure

2015-9-25 · Tailings dam failure is one of the most serious – and avoidable – threats from the proposed PolyMet sulfide mine. A PolyMet tailings dam collapse would release polluted wastewater, tailings slurry, and sediment – harming water quality and aquatic …

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Mining''s Toxic Legacy

2018-5-14 · Mining Tailings, Crushed Rock, and Gravel Roads 18 ... Caroll Mortensen CA State Assembly Environmental Safety & Toxic Substances Committee ... of California''s drinking water. Mining the Mountains Using techniques including placer, hard rock, and hydraulic mining…

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Tungsten | ToxFAQs™ | ATSDR

Tungsten is a naturally occurring element. Exposure to very low levels of tungsten may occur by breathing air, eating food, or drinking water that contains tungsten. No specific health effects have been associated with exposure to tungsten in humans. Exposure to high levels of tungsten is unlikely. Tungsten has been found in at least 6 of the 1,636 National Priority List sites identified by ...

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An ecotoxicological assessment of mine tailings from three ...

The study assessed the environmental toxicity of three Norwegian mine tailings from Omya Hustadmarmor, Sydvaranger, and Sibelco, which are all released into a seawater recipient. Ecotoxicity assessments were performed on the overlying water extracted from the mine tailings, the transformation/dissol …

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Based on data from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the number one contaminant associated with mine tailings at these sites is the toxic metalloid arsenic (As). Epidemiological studies have demonstrated a positive correlation between chronic As exposure, either through drinking water …

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Utilization of tailings from tungsten mine waste as a ...

This paper presents the feasibility of incorporating tailings from tungsten mine waste (TTMW) and ground granulated blast-furnace slag (GBFS) in the development of mortar with acceptable properties. TTMW has been accumulating for several decades in Sangdong, a region in Korea, and there is a growing demand for alternative uses for this ...

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Toxic and Radioactive: The Damage From Mining Rare ...

2021-4-13 · Dirty, Toxic, Radioactive: Working in the Mining Sector. One of the most extreme examples is Baotou, a Chinese city in Inner Mongolia, where rare earth mining poisoned surrounding farms and nearby villages, causing thousands of people to leave the area.. In 2012, The Guardian described a toxic lake created in conjunction with rare earth mining as "a murky expanse of water, in which no fish or ...

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Environmental Health Mission Area

Ficklin, W.H., and Ryder, J.L., 1988, Arsenic species in ground water and pore water in stream sediments affected by mine drainage in Montana and Colorado, in Ragone, S.E., ed., U.S. Geological Survey Program on Toxic Waste--Ground-Water Contamination--Proceedings of the second technical meeting, Cape Cod, Massachusettes, October 21-25, 1985: U ...

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Alberta''s oilsands tailings ponds are leaking. Now what ...

2020-12-14 · There are more than a trillion litres of toxic oilsands waste stored in tailings ponds near Alberta''s Athabasca River — and they''re leaking. Yes, we now have "scientifically valid evidence" that the ponds meant to contain toxic fluids are leaking, …

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Environmental Risks From Mine Tailings

2018-8-10 · Tailings can reach immense proportions, appearing in the form of large hills (or sometimes ponds) on the landscape. Tailings deposited as large piles can cause a variety of environmental problems ...

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Tungsten: extraction and processing-Metalpedia

The common tungsten extraction methods are surface (or open pit) mining and sub-surface (or underground) mining, or a combination of both. Modern tungsten processing methods dissolve scheelite and wolframite concentrates by an alkaline pressure digestion, and tungsten …

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Phytostabilization of Mine Tailings in Arid Environments ...

2021-8-20 · Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry National Center for Environmental Health Chamblee Campus 4770 Buford Highway NE Atlanta, GA 30341-3717. Abstract: In arid and semi-arid parts of the world, including parts of the western United States, mine tailings and their associated contaminants are prone to wind and water erosion. These

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China: a state of "tailings disaster"

China: a state of "tailings disaster". Last year''s Zijin tailings dam disaster in China was one of the most serious of its kind - and appropriately recognised as such on MAC. See: Zijin Mining fined $1.4m for July gold mine spill. But it was far from being the only one. Indeed, according to a recent government report, at the end of 2009 China ...

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Scheelite weathering and tungsten (W) mobility in ...

2020-2-26 · The tailings contained 920 mg/kg W, primarily in scheelite. Mineralogical and geochemical analyses were combined to elucidate the geochemical behavior of W in the tailings, and water samples were taken monthly during 2018 to monitor its mobility. In the tailings…

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