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CHEMICAL MASS TRANSPORT BETWEEN FLUID FINE TAILINGS AND THE OVERLYING WATER COVER OF AN OIL SANDS END PIT LAKE
Dompierre, K.A., S.L. Barbour, R.L. North, S.K. Carey, and M.B.J. Lindsay
Water Resources Research 53(6):4725-4740(2017)

Fluid fine tailings (FFT) are a principal by-product of the bitumen extraction process at oil sand mines. The first full-scale demonstration oil sands end pit lake—Base Mine Lake (BML)—contains ~1.9 x 108 m3 of FFT stored under a water cover within a decommissioned mine pit. The results from this study provide an initial assessment of the geochemical regime in the BML water cover that can be used as a baseline for future studies and assist in monitoring plan development at this demonstration site. http://limnology.missouri.edu/pdf/north/Dompierre_et_al-2017-Water_Resources_Research.pdf



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