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Trace metal element pollution of soil and water resources caused by small-scale metallic ore mining activities: a case study from a sphalerite mine in North China
Lu, Jingzhao1,2; Lu, Hongwei1,2; Lei, Kaiwen1; Wang, Weipeng1; Guan, Yanlong1
2019-08-01
Source PublicationENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH
ISSN0944-1344
Volume26Issue:24Pages:24630-24644
Corresponding AuthorLu, Hongwei(luhw@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractTrace metal element contamination in mining areas is always a huge environmental challenge for the global mining industry. In this study, an abandoned sphalerite mine near the Yanshan Mountains was selected as subject to evaluate the soil and water contamination caused by small-scale mining. The results show that (1) Pearson correlation matrix and principal component analysis (PCA) results reveal that Zn, Cu, Cd, and Pb were greatly affected by the operation of mines, especially mineral tailings. The contents of trace metal elements decrease with the increase of the distance from the mining area. Zinc, Pb, and Cd were discovered in almost all soil samples, and Zn accounted for about 80% of pollution of the topsoil. (2) The trace element pollution levels in the topsoil of the three villages were ranked as follows: Cd > Cu > PbZn. The potential ecological risk of farmland around the mine ranges from lower to higher, with Cd being the most harmful. (3) Human health risk assessment results show that trace elements in the mining area pose obvious non-carcinogenic health risks to children while the risks to adults are not equally obvious. The carcinogenic risk of Cd and Cr is within a safe range and does not pose an obvious cancer risk to the population.
KeywordTrace metal elements Soil and water Ecological risk Human health risk
DOI10.1007/s11356-019-05703-z
WOS KeywordHEALTH-RISK ASSESSMENT ; MESOPROTEROZOIC WUMISHAN FORMATION ; ECOLOGICAL RISK ; HEAVY-METALS ; VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT ; ABANDONED MINE ; GOLD MINE ; AREA ; CONTAMINATION ; SEDIMENTS
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectStrategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDA20040301] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41890824] ; Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities
Funding OrganizationStrategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000480557400029
PublisherSPRINGER HEIDELBERG
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/68865
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorLu, Hongwei
Affiliation1.North China Elect Power Univ, Sch Renewable Energy, Beijing 102206, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Water Cycle & Related Land Surface Proc, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
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Lu, Jingzhao,Lu, Hongwei,Lei, Kaiwen,et al. Trace metal element pollution of soil and water resources caused by small-scale metallic ore mining activities: a case study from a sphalerite mine in North China[J]. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH,2019,26(24):24630-24644.
APA Lu, Jingzhao,Lu, Hongwei,Lei, Kaiwen,Wang, Weipeng,&Guan, Yanlong.(2019).Trace metal element pollution of soil and water resources caused by small-scale metallic ore mining activities: a case study from a sphalerite mine in North China.ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH,26(24),24630-24644.
MLA Lu, Jingzhao,et al."Trace metal element pollution of soil and water resources caused by small-scale metallic ore mining activities: a case study from a sphalerite mine in North China".ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH 26.24(2019):24630-24644.
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