Environmental impacts of unmanaged solid waste at a former base metal mining and ore processing site (Kirki, Greece)

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Liakopoulos , Alexandros; Lemiere , Bruno; Michael , Konstantinos; Crouzet , Catherine; Laperche , Valérie; Romaidis , Ioannis; Drougas , Iakovos; Lassin , Arnault;
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1177/0734242X10375746
  • Subject: toxicity | [ SDU.STU.GC ] Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Earth Sciences/Geochemistry | heavy metals | bioavailability | Acid mining drainage | hazardous waste | monitoring | [ SDE.MCG ] Environmental Sciences/Global Changes

International audience; The Kirki project aimed to identify, among the mining waste abandoned at a mine and processing plant, the most critical potential pollution sources, the exposed milieus and the main pathways for contamination of a littoral area. This was accompan... View more
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