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Montevecchio abandoned lead-zinc mine gallery fais discharging polluting acid mine drainage into river Irvi
Sardinia
Gallery Fais discharges up to 50 L/s of acid (pH 6) heavy-metal polluted (0.5 - 1 g/L) acid mine drainage into river Fais. The iron(II) oxidizes at the air into iron(III) that precipitates as insoluble rust-brown hydroxide (ferryhydrite)
Copyright: Hans Zijlstra
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13484x6742
Taken: 10/04/2012
Uploaded: 11/04/2012
Updated: 28/03/2015
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Tags: cassargiu; fais; acid mine drainage; heavy metals; pollution; montevecchi mine gallery
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