Impact of metalliferous ore mining activity on the environment in Gyongyosoroszi, Hungary

B. Horvath, K. Gruiz

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Abstract

In the area of Gyongyosoroszi mining activity was in progress between 1945 and 1985. A complex survey was carried out to assess the impacts of the mining activity. The survey covered the sampling, analysis and data evaluation of waste material, soils from several parts of the village, water samples from the brooks and lakes, sediments from the surface waters and plants growing in home gardens and in fields. Results of the environmental survey indicated that heavy metal contamination of the examined area is due to mining activity and this creates a high ecological risk; remediation of the contaminated area was designed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-227
Number of pages13
JournalScience of the Total Environment
Volume184
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 31 1996

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Ores
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Heavy Metals
Remediation
Surface waters
Heavy metals
Lakes
lacustrine deposit
Sediments
remediation
Contamination
village
heavy metal
Sampling
surface water
Soils
Water
sampling
ore
soil

Keywords

  • Acid mine discharge
  • Heavy metal contamination
  • Hungary
  • Mining
  • Tailing dump
  • Waste material

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Impact of metalliferous ore mining activity on the environment in Gyongyosoroszi, Hungary. / Horvath, B.; Gruiz, K.

In: Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 184, No. 3, 31.05.1996, p. 215-227.

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