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Contamination and pollution
Introduction of harmful substances into the environment by human action or natural processes.
This category is also used for natural contaminants, pollution, effluent, and outfall.
Subtopics:
Industrial pollution (3 items)
Toxic trace element contamination (4 items)

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Geochemical analyses of soils and sediments, Coeur d'Alènedrainage basin, Idaho: Sampling, analytical methods, and results. [New Window]
This report presents the results of over 1100 geochemicalanalyses of samples of soil and sediment from the Coeur d'Alène(CdA) drainage basin in northern Idaho. The location(in 3 dimensions) and a lithological description of each sampleis included with th
Major- and trace-element concentrations in soils from northern California: Results from the Geochemical Landscapes project pilot study [New Window]
Regional-scale geochemical survey designed to serve as a baselinefor further analyses, and to understand effects of historical miningin the area.
Chemical data for rock, sediment, biological, precipitate, and water samples from abandoned copper mines in Prince William Sound, Alaska [New Window]
In the early 20th century, approximately 6 million metric tons ofcopper ore were mined from numerous deposits located along theshorelines of fjords and islands in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Atthe Beatson, Ellamar, and Threeman mine sites (fig. 1), rock
Surficial geology along the Spokane River, Washington and itsrelationship to the metal content of sediments (Idaho-Washingtonstateline to Latah Creek confluence): Sediment geochemistry [New Window]
The Spokane River flows westward into eastern Washington out of thenorthern end of Lake Coeur d'Alene in northern Idaho (figure 1). Theriver and lake lie downstream of the Coeur d'Alene mining district,where over 56 million metric tonnes of metal-enriche
Geochemical characterization of mine waste at the Ely Copper Mine superfund site, Orange County, Vermont [New Window]
An environmental impact study is done for the abandoned Ely copper mine. The extent of contamination is studyed along with the type and chemical composition of the mine waste piles.
Case study of the environmental signature of a recently abandoned, carbonate-hosted replacement deposit: The Clayton Mine, Idaho [New Window]
Multi-element geochemical analysis of host rock, ore, mine waste,flotation-mill tailings, slag, stream sediments, creek and aditwaters, and leachates of mine waste and mill tailings.

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