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Soil Pollution with Heavy Metals - Specific Issues for Baia Mare Area

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Author(s): COMAN Mirela | V. OROS | Bianca FĂLĂUS | R. POP

Journal: Proenvironment Promediu
ISSN 1844-6698

Volume: 3;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 29;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: mining activities | heavy metals | environmental impact

ABSTRACT
The mining activity, practices in Baia Mare for over 100 years, has led to pollution and economic sealing oflarge areas of land; it has adversely affected the environment and now poses a significant risk to human health. Theactual sources of pollution, current or historical, in Baia Mare Depression are SC Romplumb SA, SC Cuprom SA andCNMPN Remin SA. The mining activities left over wide areas ponds, mine waste dumps and the underground watersthat come across the existing mine galleries spring out contaminated and sometimes in an uncontrolled manner. Heavymetals are present in the environmental factors from this area and significantly affect local ecosystems and humanhealth. The paper presents details on soil pollution with heavy metals, problem that has gradually found a solution in theenvironmental rehabilitation projects, activities that requiring investment of time and specialists in this field.
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