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Development of a risk assessment tool to minimise mixed metals toxicities from mine tailings [ 2002-10-29 - 2005-10-28 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0214185]

Researchers: Dr Jack NG (Chief Investigator) ,  A/Prof Barry Noller (Chief Investigator) ,  Dr Ross Sadler (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Development of a risk assessment tool to minimise mixed metals toxicities from mine tailings. Research based on animal uptake from mine tailings is required to quantify comparative bioavailability of mixtures of metals to provide data for mine rehabilitation design during the planning stage. Such data also provides risk assessment in humans. The optimum balance is minimum environmental effects from the rehabilitated mine structure versus minimised cost through planning prior to project commencement. The significant cost of mining ore bodies, particularly by modern open cut methods, is the removal of rock and soil. The research on animal toxicity testings will provide a tool to more accurately detail mine rehabilitation and give quantitative indicators for closure.

Funding Amount $309,021

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