The impact of metal-rich sediments derived from mining on freshwater stream life

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Jones, I. J., Murphy, J. F., Collins, A. L., Spencer, K. L., Rainbow, P. S., Arnold, A., Pretty, J. L., Moorhouse A. M. L., Aguilera, V., Edwards, P., Parsonage, F., Potter, H. and Whitehouse, P. 2019. The impact of metal-rich sediments derived from mining on freshwater stream life. in: De Voogt, P. (ed.) Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology Volume 248. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (Continuation of Residue Reviews) Springer. pp. 111-189

AuthorsJones, I. J., Murphy, J. F., Collins, A. L., Spencer, K. L., Rainbow, P. S., Arnold, A., Pretty, J. L., Moorhouse A. M. L., Aguilera, V., Edwards, P., Parsonage, F., Potter, H. and Whitehouse, P.
EditorsDe Voogt, P.
Abstract

Metal-rich sediments have the potential to impair life in freshwater streams and rivers and, thereby, to inhibit recovery of ecological conditions after any remediation of mine water discharges. Sediments remain metal-rich over long time periods and have long-term potential ecotoxicological interactions with local biota, unless the sediments themselves are physically removed or replaced by less metal-rich sediment. Laboratory-derived environmental quality standards are difficult to apply to the field situation, as many complicating factors exist in the real world. Therefore, there is a strong case to consider other, field-relevant, measures of toxic effects as alternatives to laboratory-derived standards and to seek better biological tools to detect, diagnose and ideally predict community-level ecotoxicological impairment. Hence, this review concentrated on field measures of toxic effects of metal-rich sediment in freshwater streams, with less emphasis on laboratory-based toxicity testing approaches. To this end, this review provides an overview of the impact of metal-rich sediments on freshwater stream life, focusing on biological impacts linked to metal contamination.

KeywordsAcid mine drainage; Bioavailability; Biomarkers; Biomonitors; Biotic index; Community ecotoxicology; Community-level biological monitoring; Covarying stressors; Ecosystem functioning; Environmental quality standards; Field scale; Freshwater biota; Impact assessment ; Legislation; Metalloids
Page range111-189
Year of Publication2019
Book titleReviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology Volume 248. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (Continuation of Residue Reviews)
PublisherSpringer
SeriesReviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
ISBN978-3-030-14706-8
ISSN0179-5953
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1007/398_2018_21
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Open accessPublished as non-open access
Funder project or codeS2N - Soil to Nutrition - Work package 3 (WP3) - Sustainable intensification - optimisation at multiple scales
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online23 Jan 2019
JournalReviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Journal citation248, pp. 111-189

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