Effect of retorted-oil shale leachate on a blue-green alga (Anabaena flos-aquae)

Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
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Abstract

In the event of the development of the large oil shale reserves of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, one of the main environmental concerns will be disposal of retorted-oil shale which will be generated in greater volume than the original volume oI the mined oil shale. Investigators have found that leachates of retorted-oil shale are alkaline and have large concentrations of dissolved solids, molybdenum, boron, and fluoride (STOLLENWERK & RUNNELS 1981). STOLLENWERK & RUNNELS (1981) concluded that drainage from waste shale piles could have deleterious effects on the water quality of streams in northwestern Colorado.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Effect of retorted-oil shale leachate on a blue-green alga (Anabaena flos-aquae)
Series title Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
DOI 10.1007/BF01610091
Volume 30
Issue 1
Year Published 1983
Language English
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 11 p.
First page 6
Last page 16