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Environmental impact assessment from marble exploitation on surface and underground water in SAKALALINAMADAGASCAR

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DOI: 10.23977/jmest.2019.11001 | Downloads: 59 | Views: 3947


NICOLAS Obin 1, Xiuzhi Shi 1


1 School of Resources and Safety Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China

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The determination of the impacts of marble exploitation on the surface and underground water at SAKALALINA-MADAGASCAR was determined by assessing the physico-chemical properties of the water samples obtained from SAKALALINA and its environs. The concentration of Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, Pb, Cd, Hg, As and selected major ions in water samples were analyzed in the laboratory to assess their role in the contamination of both surface and ground water. The water in this Study area is mainly used for drinking and industrial purposes followed by agriculture to some extent.


Marble exploitation, Environment impacts, Physico-chemical analysis, Surface and underground water, Pollution


NICOLAS, O., Xiuzhi, S., Environmental impact assessment from marble exploitation on surface and underground water in SAKALALINAMADAGASCAR, Journal of Mining Engineering and Safety Technology (2019) 1: 1-20. DOI:


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