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Main Title Characterization and Eh/pH-based leaching tests of mercury-containing mining wastes from the Sulfur Bank Mercury Mine, Lake County, California [electronic resource] /
Author De Percin, P. ; Randall, P. M. ;
CORP Author Battelle, Columbus, OH. ;Cincinnati Univ., OH.;National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Laboratory,
Year Published 2001
Report Number EPA/600/R-02/032
Stock Number PB2003-100710
Subjects Mercury--United States. ; Mineral industries--Waste disposal--California--Lake County. ; Tailings (Metallurgy)--Environmental aspects. ; Mine water--Environmental aspects.
Additional Subjects Leaching ; Mercury ; Mining wastes ; Water pollution monitoring ; Water samples ; Contaminants ; Toxicity ; Analytical methods ; Analytical procedures ; Filtration ; Waste materials ; Fishes ; Overburden ; Mine tailings ; Eh ; pH ; Clear Lake ; Sulfur Bank Mercury Mine ; Lake County(California)
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NTIS  PB2003-100710 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/27/2003
Collation 1 online resource ([98]) p. : ill., charts, maps, digital, PDF file
Clear Lake in northern California has received inputs of mercury (Hg) mining wastes from the Sulfur Bank Mercury Mine (SBMM). About 1.2 million tons of Hg-contaminated overburden and mine tailings were distributed over a 50-ha surface area due to mining operations from 1865 to 1957 (Gerlach et al., 2001). The SBMM includes an open, unlined mine pit, Herman Pit, which covers approximately 23 acres and is 750 feet up gradient of Clear Lake. Reynolds et al. (1997) analyzed water samples collected from Herman Pit and Clear Lake and reported the pH values at those locations as 3 and 8, respectively. The SBMM was placed on the Final National Priorities List (NPL) list in 1990. The site has been under investigation as a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) site and has experienced some minor corrective actions. Clear Lake remains under a fish advisory due to the mercury contamination.
"EPA/600/R-02/032." Title from title screen (viewed on Dec. 10, 2010). "September 2001." Final report.