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Mercury Contaminated Sites: Characteristics, Risk Assessment and Remediation

Series: Environmental Science (Springer Subseries)

Edited By: R Ebinghaus, RR Turner, DL de Lacerda, O Vasiliev and W Salomons

538 pages, 177 figs, 91 tabs, maps


Hardback | Dec 1998 | #89439 | ISBN: 3540637311
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About this book

This book presents an up-to-date overview of the characterization, risk assessment and remediation of mercury-contaminated sites. Many industrial activities, including the mining of gold, silver, and mercury itself, have caused mercury contamination of terrestrial and aquatic systems. Unlike other metals, which are generally not very volatile, mercury from contaminated sites can have a significant impact on remote ecosystems via the atmospheric pathway. Thus, mercury contamination is not only a local issue, but also has global dimensions.This book summarizes, for the first time, works from Europe, Russia and the American continent. Review chapters are supplemented by detailed, international case studies.


Review Type Chapters.- International Case Studies.- Industrial Sites.- Mining.- Emissions and Atmospheric Dispersion.- Remediation.- Mercury Contamination in Aquatic Systems.

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