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Improving Mitigation of the Long Term Legacy of Mining Activities: Nano- and Molecular- Level Concepts and Methods

Brown, Gordon E., Jr. ; Hochella, Michael F., Jr. ; Calas, Georges

Elements (Quebec), 2017, Vol.13(5), p.325(6) [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Improving Mitigation of the Long Term Legacy of Mining Activities: Nano- and Molecular- Level Concepts and Methods
  • Author: Brown, Gordon E., Jr. ; Hochella, Michael F., Jr. ; Calas, Georges
  • Subjects: Mining Industry – Environmental Aspects ; Mining Industry – Waste Management ; Environmental Remediation – Methods ; Nanoparticles – Research
  • Is Part Of: Elements (Quebec), 2017, Vol.13(5), p.325(6)
  • Description: Mining activities over several millennia have resulted in a legacy of environmental contamination that must be mitigated to minimize ecosystem damage and human health impacts. Designing effective remediation strategies for mining and processing wastes requires knowledge of nano- and molecular-scale speciation of contaminants. Here, we discuss how modern nano- and molecular-level concepts and methods can be used to improve risk assessment and future management of contaminants that result from mining activities, and we illustrate this approach using relevant case studies.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1811-5209

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