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Environmental Pollution Studies$
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Gerry Best

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780853239239

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313035

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Mine-water pollution

Mine-water pollution

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(p.69) 7. Mine-water pollution
Source:
Environmental Pollution Studies
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853239239.003.0007

This chapter discusses water pollution caused by discharges of mine water from abandoned coal mines. Ground water that emerges from coal mines is devoid of oxygen and has high levels of sulphate ion. It is also acidic and contains soluble iron. The chapter also investigates problems caused by the release of mine water from the Dalquharran mine in South Ayrshire Scotland.

Keywords:   water pollution, mine water, ground water, Dalquharran mine, South Ayrshire, Scotland

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