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MEI Online: Environmental Issues: Latest News: October 15th 2002

 
    

:: Study Looks at Mine Pollution in Streams  

Downstream from mining sites, a suffocating gel forms in the water of creeks and rivers. A new study by an international team of researchers details the processes that make that gel and should advance our understanding of the environmental effects of mine drainage and acid rain.

"This new nanoscale level of understanding of trace metal pollution of streams opens new doors for addressing the problem of contaminated waters in affected areas," says Sonia Esperanca, program director in the National Science Foundation's division of earth sciences, which funded the research.

 

   

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