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dc.contributor.authorPerlatti, Fabio-
dc.contributor.authorMartins, Eve Pimentel-
dc.contributor.authorOliveira, Daniel Pontes de-
dc.contributor.authorRuiz, Francisco-
dc.contributor.authorAsensio, Verónica-
dc.contributor.authorRezende, Carla Ferreira-
dc.contributor.authorOtero, Xosé Luis-
dc.contributor.authorFerreira, Tiago Osório-
dc.identifier.citationPERLATTI, Fabio et al. Copper release from waste rocks in an abandoned mine (NE, Brazil) and its impacts on ecosystem environmental quality. Chemosphere, [s.l.], v. 262, p. 1-13, 2021.pt_BR
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to estimate the impact of an abandoned copper (Cu) mine on ecosystem environmental quality, using integrated ecological and biogeochemical analyses. Through a controlled experiment, the amount of Cu released by waste rocks, Cu adsorbed in soils, Cu geochemical behaviour and its leached amount were measured. Furthermore, to investigate the impacts of mine drainage on the adjacent ecosystem, samples of sediments, water and aquatic macroinvertebrates were analysed. We found that waste rocks still have high Cu concentration even after 30 years under weathering, ranging from 7782 to 8717 mg kg 1 , associated mainly with carbonates, amorphous oxides and sulphides. It was estimated that 7.2 tonnes of Cu were released by waste rocks into the environment over last 30 years. The concentration of Cu observed in Ubari stream water was (<dl to 90 mg L 1 ), in sediments (28.0e1185 mg kg 1 ) and in macroinvertebrates (1.3-28.9 mg kg 1 d/w). The ecological indexes showed that near mine discharge a significance decrease in the density of aquatic macroinvertebrates and a significance increase of Cu in biological tissues occurs, causing disturbances in biodiversity. The results showed that, even after long periods, the waste rocks from abandoned mines still contain high levels of metal, that are gradually released into the environment through weathering and erosion, representing a potential source of environmental pollution and a clear threat to the environmental quality of adjacent ecosystems.pt_BR
dc.subjectMining wastept_BR
dc.subjectCopper emissionpt_BR
dc.subjectEnvironment contaminationpt_BR
dc.subjectBenthic organismpt_BR
dc.titleCopper release from waste rocks in an abandoned mine (NE, Brazil) and its impacts on ecosystem environmental qualitypt_BR
dc.typeArtigo de Periódicopt_BR
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