Cyanide Uncertainties: Observations on the Chemistry, Toxicity, and Analysis of Cyanide in Mining-Related Waters

Robert E. Moran, Mineral Policy Center

This article discusses the use of cyanide compounds by mining industries. The article includes information about the chemistry and toxicity of cyanide, monitoring and analysis of cyanide at mine sites, and a case study about a cyanide spill in Kyrgyzstan. Examples of recent cyanide related mine accidents, and factors affecting cyanide toxicity to freshwater fish are also included in this article.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Mineral Resources:Mining, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Minerals, Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Hydrology/Hydrogeology