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Cover of Tiny indicators for potential environmental hazards - WSSD 2002 case study

Tiny indicators for potential environmental hazards

WSSD 2002 case study
Environment Australia, August 2002

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About the case study

Acid mine drainage results from rainwater transporting acid and associated dissolved metals into waterways from sulfidic ore waste rock dumps and tailings storage facilities. It can devastate aquatic life downstream from mines.