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Rehabilitación de una presa de residuos mineros mediante la aplicación de lodo de mármol y purín de cerdo para el desarrollo de una fitoestabilización asistida  [Reclamation of a mine tailings pond by addition of marble waste and pig slurry for the development of aided phytostabilization]

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doi: 10.21701/bolgeomin.128.2.010
Alternate Title:Reclamation of a mine tailings pond by addition of marble waste and pig slurry for the development of aided phytostabilization
Authors:Zornoza, Raul; Faz, A.; Martínez-Martínez, S.; Acosta, J. A.; Gómez-López, M. D.; Muñoz, M. A.; Sánchez-Medrano, R.; Murcia, F. J.; Fernández-Cortés, Francisco Javier; López-Martínez, E.; Espín de Gea, A.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Departamento de Ciencia y Tecnología Agraria, Cartagena, Spain
Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, Spain
Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Consejería de Industria, Turismo, Empresa e Innovación de la Región de Murcia, Spain
Consejería de Agricultura y Agua, Región de Murcia, Spain
Centro Tecnológico del Mármol, Piedra Natural y Materiales, Spain
Volume Title:Piedra natural; geología, economía, medio ambiente y patrimonio arquitectónico
Volume Authors:Lopez Morell, M. A., editor; Baltuille Martín, José Manuel; Fernández Cortés, Francisco Javier
Source:Piedra natural; geología, economía, medio ambiente y patrimonio arquitectónico [Natural stone; geology, economics, environment and architectonic heritage], edited by M. A. Lopez Morell, José Manuel Baltuille Martín and Francisco Javier Fernández Cortés. Boletín Geológico y Minero, 128(2), p.421-435. Publisher: Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME), Madrid, Spain. ISSN: 0366-0176
Publication Date:2017
Note:In Spanish with English summary. 33 refs.; illus., incl. 1 table
Summary:Abandoned tailings ponds produce environmental and human health hazards due to the transfer of heavy metals through wind and water erosion or leaching. To reduce these hazards, a reclamation strategy has been developed on a tailings pond based on aided phytostabilization. In 2011 marble mud and pig slurry were applied to the surface of a tailings pond and in the spring of 2012 thirteen native vegetal species were introduced. The evolution of different soil properties and the bio-available fraction of the heavy metals Cd, Pb and Zn were monitored for two years (2012-2013). The results showed that the pH, aggregate stability, organic carbon, total nitrogen and cation exchange capacity increased after the application of the amendments and the growth of vegetation, whilst the bio-available fraction of the heavy metals drastically decreased (90-99%). Thus, the strategy followed proved to be positive for reducing the availability of heavy metals and improving soil quality and fertility. These results are promising in areas with extractive activity of carbonated materials, since the generated waste can be used for the reclamation of soils affected by heavy metals, transforming a residual material into a useful by-product.
Subjects:Abandoned mines; Animal waste; Bioavailability; Cadmium; Clastic sediments; Exploitation; Geochemistry; Hazardous waste; Heavy metals; Land management; Leaching; Lead; Marble deposits; Marbles; Metals; Metamorphic rocks; Mine waste; Mines; Mud; Nutrients; Pollution; Public health; Reclamation; Reservoirs; Sediments; Soil treatment; Tailings; Tailings ponds; Toxic materials; Waste disposal; Waste management; Zinc; Europe; Iberian Peninsula; Murcia Spain; Southern Europe; Spain; Cartagena-La Union mining district
Record ID:818751-11
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2021 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Instituto Geologico y Minero de Espana, Madrid, Spain
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