Osobennosti rtutnogo zagryazneniya okruzhayushchey sredy v rayone Aktashskogo gorno-metallurgicheskogo predpriyatiya (Respublika Altay)  [Pollution of environment with mercury around the Aktash mining-metallurgical complex, Altai Republic]

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Alternate Title:Pollution of environment with mercury around the Aktash mining-metallurgical complex, Altai Republic
Authors:Robertus, Yu. V.; Puzanov, A. V.; Lyubimov, R. V.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Rossiyskaya Akademiya Nauk, Sibirskoye Otdeleniye, Institut Vodnykh i Ekologicheskikh Problem, Barnaul, Russian Federation
Volume Title:Geografiya i Prirodnyye Resursy
Source:Geografiya i Prirodnyye Resursy, 2015(3), p.48-55. Publisher: Rossiyskaya Akademiya Nauk, Sibirskoye Otdeleniye, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation. ISSN: 0206-1619
Publication Date:2015
Note:In Russian with English summary. 7 refs.; illus., incl. 3 tables, sketch maps
Summary:This paper presents the latest evidence concerning mercury pollution as the main factor for the formation of the ecological situation in the area of the former Aktash Mining and Metallurgical Enterprise (AMME), one of the country's ecologically unfavorable territories with a high level of accumulated ecological damage. The various types of mercury-containing mineral wastes of the enterprise are outlined. New reliable data on mercury content and balance in the wastes from the enterprise are provided. A study is made of a broad spectrum of environmental components, including the atmospheric and soil air, snow cover, natural waters, bottom sediments, and plants. The study revealed an extended (more than 20 km in length) lithochemical dispersion flow of mercury, antimony and arsenic along the valley of the Yarlyamry River flowing through the villages of Aktash and Chibit. The authors determined a significant (in size) focus of highly intensive pollution of depositional natural environments by mercury and a set of accompanying heavy metals, the main sources of which are the emissions and discharges from metallurgical works.
Subjects:Antimony; Arsenic; Environmental analysis; Geochemistry; Heavy metals; Human activity; Lithogeochemistry; Mercury; Metallurgy; Metals; Mining; Pollutants; Pollution; Soil pollution; Soil quality; Soils; Surface water; Water pollution; Water quality; Altai Mountains; Altai Russian Federation; Altai-Sayan region; Asia; Commonwealth of Independent States; Gorny Altai; Russian Federation; Aktash Mine; Yarlyamry River
Record ID:2021037283
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2021 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by ICSTI, Moscow, Russian Federation
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