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Tailings research breakthrough

Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UCB), Canada, have isolated organisms that cause acid-rock drainage in mining operations

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UBC's Deborah Roberts, professor of engineering

UBC's Deborah Roberts, professor of engineering

Acid-rock drainage is an issue that harms plants and aquatic life by raising the pH levels and dissolved metal content in surface and groundwater. The two-year UBC study isolated three types of sulphur...

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