Heavy metal release from mine tailings into sea water-A laboratory study

  • Hoff J
  • Thompson J
  • Wong C
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In a laboratory experiment to simulate mine tailings disposal into a coastal inlet of British Columbia, initial rapid increases in dissolved iron, copper and lead were observed in the first three hours with subsequent slow decreases to background values within one month. Manganese and nickel increased slowly during the experiment while cadmium and zinc did not increase. © 1982.

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