1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002   
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Contents >> Mining >> Mining and the environment >> Acid drainage reconnaissance

Acid drainage, resulting from oxidation of sulphidic materials at several abandoned mines in Tasmania, is one of the major sources of metal pollution affecting water quality in catchments impacted by past mining activities. Another is acid sulphate soils, pyritic sediments with the potential to generate acid when exposed to oxidising conditions. Mineral Resources Tasmania is recording these sites.

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