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Speciation of mercury and mode of transport from placer gold mine tailings

Speciation of mercury and mode of transport from placer gold mine tailings

Environmental Science and Technology 39(6): 1547-1554

ISSN/ISBN: 0013-936X

PMID: 15819208

DOI: 10.1021/es049113z

Historic placer gold mining in the Clear Creek tributary to the Sacramento River (Redding, CA) has highly impacted the hydrology and ecology of an important salmonid spawning stream. Restoration of the watershed utilized dredge tailings contaminated with mercury (Hg) introduced during gold mining, posing the possibility of persistent Hg release to the surrounding environment, including the San Francisco Bay Delta.

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