dispersal of metal mining wastes in the catchment of the river Geul (Belgium, the Netherlands) by Henk Leenaers

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Published by Koninklijk Aardrijkskundig Genootschap, Geografisch Instituut, Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht in Amsterdam, Utrecht .

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  • Geul River Watershed (Belgium and Netherlands)

Subjects:

  • Mineral industries -- Waste disposal -- Environmental aspects.,
  • Spoil banks -- Leaching -- Environmental aspects -- Geul River Watershed (Belgium and Netherlands),
  • Water -- Pollution -- Geul River Watershed (Belgium and Netherlands),
  • Sediment transport -- Environmental aspects -- Geul River Watershed (Belgium and Netherlands)

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StatementHenk Leenaers.
SeriesNederlandse geografische studies,, 102
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LC ClassificationsTD428.M56 L44 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination200 p., [23] p. of plates :
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1918100M
ISBN 109068091123
LC Control Number90127849

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The discharge of process water and the storage of mine waste on the banks of the Geul have caused large quantities of heavy metals to enter the river system. The consequent spread has led to increased concentrations of heavy metals in the river silt and the banks.

The presence of heavy metals is a potential threat to people and animals in the area. The dispersal of metal mining wastes in the catchment of the river Geul (Belgium, the Netherlands).

The discharge of process water and the storage of mine waste on the banks of the Geul have caused large quantities of heavy metals to enter the river system.

The consequent spread has led to increased concentrations of heavy metals in the river silt and the banks. The presence of heavy metals is a potential threat to people and animals in the : H. Leenaers. Leenaers, H. () The Dispersal of Metal Mining Wastes in the Catchment of the River Geul (Belgium-The Netherlands), Ph.D.

Thesis, Faculty of Geographical Sciences, University of Author: H. Leenaers, M. Rang, T. Meijvogel. 49 Metal dispersal in the fluvial system of the River Geul the floodplain area of the Geul 65 samples of topsoil ( cm, ± g) were collected.

The sampling scheme was designed with the aid of a soil map (Van de Westeringh, ) and so that a reasonable number of samples was collected in each map unit. All sediment samples were. ecological value of the Geul catchment local authorities allow its natural meandering.

(De Moor et al., ). Mining activities and metal dispersal Many river catchments in the world have been influenced by mining processes that released metal contaminated sediments into their systems. The remobilization of these metals by erosion and. The dispersal of metal mining wastes in the catchment area of the River Geul (Belgium-Netherlands).

Ph.D.-thesis, Utrecht University. Recommended articles Citing articles (0)Cited by: 4. Abstract Metal dispersal in the Danube and Maritsa drainage basins resulting from metal mining activities in Bulgaria has been assessed through the collection of samples of river water, river.

The dispersal of metal mining wastes in the catchment of the river Geul (Belgium-The Netherlands). Netherlands Geographical Studies, Koninklijk Aardkundig Genootschap/Gaografiseh Instituut Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht, Amsterdam/Utrecht, pp.

Leenaers, H., Rang, M.C., and Schouten, C.J., Cited by: In the U.K., mining activities are frequently concentrated in the upland headwater tributaries of a river system (typically first and second order streams, cf.

Strahler, ), where the impacts may be proportionally far more severe than in a larger catchment that can better adjust to the introduction of large volumes of mining waste. The dispersal of metal mining wastes in the catchment of the river Geul (Belgium - the Netherlands). Netherlands Geographical Studies 1 – Mining has had significant impacts on fluvial morphodynamics and biogeochemistry because mine wastes have been and still are discharged to river systems (e.g., Ajkwa River.

Metal mining-related contamination of river systems in England and Wales 2 Introduction 2 Environmental impact of historical metal mining on English and Welsh river systems 4 Sediment quality 4 Ecological impacts of sediment and soil contamination 13 Water quality 17File Size: 2MB.

mined river catchment long after mineral extraction and processing have ceased (cf. Stigliani et al., ; Miller, ). This chapter aims to evaluate the impact of mining and processing activities on floodplain sediments in the River Swale catchment.

Patterns of metal dispersal File Size: 5MB. mining activities in remote areas of PNG affects a lot of people. Waste disposal from process plants and sediment runoffs from open cut mines are dumped into rivers and oceans.

Smothering of riverbeds and ocean floors, heavy metal contamination and acid mine drainage are consequences of mine waste disposal into the environment. The dispersal of metal mining wastes in the catchment of the river Geul (Belgium, the Netherlands) Henk Leenaers (Nederlandse geografische studies = Netherlands geographical studies, ) Koninklijk Aardrijkskundig Genootschap.

Leenaers, H. The Dispersal of Metal Mining Wastes in the Catchment of the River Geul (Belgium — The Netherlands). Geografische Cited by: 2 (Fe1-xS, wastes (Stumm and Morgan ). Equations 1 and 2 represent pyrite and pyrrhotite oxidation by oxygen (after Stumm and Morgan ; Nelson ).

In addition to acid (H+), sulfate is also released to solution, and its presence in mine waste drainage is typically th e first indicator of sulf ide File Size: KB.

Fig. 1 Distribution of mine residue deposits from the major mining gold and coal fields within Komati-crocodile primary river Catchment areas. In set shows the location of the catchment within South Africa. Results and discussions Geochemical data XRF results for major, minor and trace elements are presented in table 1.

SiO2 is a dominant. In this study Pb isotope signatures were used to identify the provenance of contaminant metals and establish patterns of downstream sediment dispersal within the River Maritsa catchment, which is impacted by the mining of polymetallic ores.

A two-fold modelling approach was undertaken to quantify sediment-associated metal delivery to the Maritsa catchment; Cited by: Diffuse metal pollution from mining impacted sediment is widely recognised as a potential source of contamination to river systems and may significantly hinder the achievement of European Union Water Framework Directive objectives.

Redox-transitional zones that form along metal contaminated river banks as a result of flood and drought cycles could cause biogeochemical Cited by: Historic mining has produced widespread Pb, Zn, Cd, and Cu contamination in the fluvial deposits of the Tyne River Basin, northeast England.

Detailed mineralogical analysis of contemporary overbank river sediment, mining-age alluvium, and mine-waste tips and of suspended solids in river waters has defined a general weathering reaction paragenesis of Pb Cited by: Lead isotope signatures (Pb/Pb, Pb/Pb, Pb/Pb, Pb/Pb), determined by magnetic sector ICP-MS in river channel sediment, metal ores and mine waste, have been used as geochemical tracers to quantify the delivery and dispersal of sediment-associated metals in the lower Danube River catchment.

Due to a diverse geology and range of ore Cited by: tion, brought about by metal mining and related industrial activities in the past.

Spoil heaps still exist along the Geul river and these are susceptible to erosion and leaching processes. An additional source of metals is formed by erosion of older.

industrial wastes are the major pollutants of agnatic habitats. Sewage is the biggest pollutant of fresh water when discharged into them. Sewage is the waterborne waster of society and the discharge of untreated sewage into a river is very enormous and unhealthy. The striking consequence is a substantial and.

2 Mining and Human, Ecosystem, Water, Soil, River, and Atmospheric Health. The extraction and processing of ores and wide distribution of mine wastes enriched in As, Hg, Pb, Si, U, coal, and other elements and compounds has impacted on human health over thousands of years (e.g., Dong et al., ; Plumlee & Morman, ).

Recognition of these Author: Karen A. Hudson‐Edwards. The impact and significance of metal mining activities on the environmental quality of Romanian river systems, in: CCMESI (Ed.), Proceedings of the First International Conference on Environmental Research and Assessment.

University of. MONITORING METAL POLLUTION LEVELS IN MINE WASTES AROUND A COAL MINE SITE USING GIS D. Sanliyuksel Yucel a, M. Yucel b*, B. Ileri c a Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Engineering Faculty, Department of Mining Engineering, Canakkale, Turkey [email protected] b Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Engineering Faculty, Cited by: 2.

Mining waste characterization in the perspective of the European mining waste directive. 25th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium (IAGS), Aug Author: Bruno Lemière, Francis Cottard, Patrice Piantone.

The majority of metal mining and smelting in the catchment is located to the north of Windermere (Figure 1) and given the location in relation to up-system sediment traps (e.g., Grasmere, Elterwater, Langdale Tarn, Rydal Water) it is unlikely that a significant amount of mining related heavy metals would have been transported to by: Documentation of contaminant source and dispersal pathways in riverine environments is essential to mitigate the potentially harmful effects of contaminants on human and ecosystem health, and is required from a legal perspective (particularly where the polluter pays principle is in effect) in assessing site liability.

Where multiple natural and/or anthropogenic sources exist, Cited by: The kind of mining waste and its share in the total waste stream in the different countries highly depend on their natural resources, economic value of a mineral and market demand, and therefore ranges from almost none to the predominant proportion [Szczepafiska et al., ].

Leenaers, H () The Dispersal of Metal Mining Wastes in the Catchments of the River Geul (Belgium – The Netherlands). Netherlands Geographical Studiespp. Google ScholarCited by: 7. Dispersal of contaminant metals in the mining-affected Danube and Maritsa drainage basins, Bulgaria, Eastern Europe.

Bird, Heavy metal contamination in the Arieş river catchment, western Romania: Implications for development of the Roşia Montană gold deposit Pb isotope evidence for contaminant-metal dispersal in an international. The Urban Mine Platform is a centralised database of all available data and information on arisings, stocks, flows and treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), end-of-life.

The significance of pollution from historic metal mining in the Pennine orefields on river sediment contaminant fluxes to the North Sea. Science of the Total Environment.

Full text if available. As rain or floodwater flows over land, it picks up any contaminants present. Oil and grease from roadways, excess nitrogen and pesticides from farmland, heavy metals from mining and scrapping operations and loose sediment may find their way into the river, carried through the water cycle by runoff.

How to cite this paper: Sanda, A.R., Ahmad, I. and Gaye, C.A. () Heavy Metal Content of Abattoir Waste and Municipal Sludge in Soil and Water along Jakara River in Kano, Kano State, Nigeria.

Open Access Library Journal, 3: eAuthor: Ahmad R. Sanda, Idris Ahmad, Calvin Alvin Gaye. a).Such particle partitioning results in the concentration of lead in specific areas of the drainage network that contain fine-grained, lead-enriched particles (Macklin et al. ; Macklin et al. ; Miller and Orbock Miller ).Along rivers that are affected by the influx of mining and milling debris, lead is associated not only with fine-grained sediment but with coarse-grained.

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FIGURE Compilation of Pb/ Pb ratios in North American ore deposits, gasoline, and all paints that have been are from the following sources: Southeast Missouri ores (Goldhaber et al.

); major Missouri ores and major North American mining districts (Rabinowitz ); dust, ore, and slag from the Herculaneum smelter and paint from a house. At the catchment scale, urban development transforms the hydrological system through construction of impervious surfaces and stormwater drainage systems.

River water and sediment quality also are affected by stormwater and waste water drainage and by point and diffuse inputs of by: The former mining site is still being used as a storage area for pulp and paper waste and served as a landfill for mining waste containing copper, lead and zinc. The contaminated soil sample taken at the Eustis mine site (EUS) showed a relatively high C 10 –C 50 hydrocarbon contamination rate, that is, mg kg −1 of dry by: 8.

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