thumbnail

Reconnaissance Study of Water Quality in the Mining-Affected Aries River Basin, Romania

Open-File Report 2008-1176

Prepared in cooperation with the World Bank, Romanian National Agency for Mineral Resources, and Futures Group
By:
, , , , and

Links

Abstract

The Aries River basin of western Romania has been subject to mining activities as far back as Roman times. Present mining activities are associated with the extraction and processing of various metals including Au, Cu, Pb, and Zn. To understand the effects of these mining activities on the environment, this study focused on three objectives: (1) establish a baseline set of physical parameters, and water- and sediment-associated concentrations of metals in river-valley floors and floodplains; (2) establish a baseline set of physical and chemical measurements of pore water and sediment in tailings; and (3) provide training in sediment and water sampling to personnel in the National Agency for Mineral Resources and the Rosia Poieni Mine. This report summarizes basin findings of physical parameters and chemistry (sediment and water), and ancillary data collected during the low-flow synoptic sampling of May 2006.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Reconnaissance Study of Water Quality in the Mining-Affected Aries River Basin, Romania
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2008-1176
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2008
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
vi, 40 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
Y