Evaluation of the quality of water, soil and sediments in the vicinity of the tailing dam of Sasa mine and its impact on the environment

Zendelska, Afrodita (2010) Evaluation of the quality of water, soil and sediments in the vicinity of the tailing dam of Sasa mine and its impact on the environment. Masters thesis, University Goce Delcev Shtip.

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Abstract

This master thesis is an evaluation of the quality of water, sediments and soil, based on the concentration of heavy metals in the wider surrounding environment of the Sasa mine. It also proves the negative impact of the mine and tailing dam on the environment. The evaluation of the environmental quality is based on tests performed on water, sediment and soil samples taken from north-eastern part of Macedonia. The soil samples were obtained from the region of Kochani. Water and sediment samples were tested between the Sasa lead and zinc mine, down to the point where river Bregalnica merges with river Vardar. Results from the tests shows that the water, soil and sediments are significantly contaminated in Makedonska Kamenica and nearby surroundings, however from Lake Kalimanci down along the river Bregalnica they are already cleaner and don‟t represent a problem for human health. Following the comparison of results obtained in this study and those from the year 2004/2005, it shows that at present in 2010 the water, sediments and soil are relatively cleaner than in 2004/2005. This unanimously concludes that the introduction of more rigorous measures to protect the environment achieves greater success.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Environmental biotechnology
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Sladzana Mitrovska
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2012 11:22
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2012 09:24
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/440

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