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MRIWA Contribution
Project Theme
Sustainable Land Use Post-mining
Project Period
2007 - 2008


Two working hypotheses to account for absence of wildlife deaths at hypersaline tailings dams were derived from a longer list of nine.

In the second phase of the work one of these was modified slightly, and the additional chemical and ecological data from Phase I allowed testing against two mathematical models of cyanide degradation, and admissible explanations of the observed lack of wildlife mortality.

Keywords: hypersaline tailings, cyanide degradation, cyanide ecotoxicity, gold processing, wildlife mortality

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