The Role of Arsenic in the Mining Industry

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Publication Year: 

2015

Abstract: 

The purpose of this briefing is to provide a general overview about the occurrences of arsenic and its environmental and health impacts. SME through this discussion presents information to inform and engage in meaningful dialogue about safety and best practices utilized by the mining industry in extracting sulfur-based minerals that may include arsenic. Technical references regarding the health and environmental impacts of arsenic are noted at the end of this briefing.

Document Type: 

  • Position Statement

Tags: 

  • critical issues, database publication, mining, hazards