Effects of Abandoned Arsenic Mine on Water Resources Pollution in North West of Iran

Behzad Hajalilou, Mohammad Mosaferi, Fazel Khaleghi, Sakineh Jadidi, Bahram Vosugh & Esmail Fatehifar
Background: Pollution due to mining activities could have an important role in health and welfare of people who are living in mining area. When mining operation finishes, environ¬ment of mining area can be influenced by related pollution e.g. heavy metals emission to wa¬ter resources. The present study was aimed to evaluate Valiloo abandoned arsenic mine ef¬fects on drinking water resources quality and possible health effects on the residents of min¬ing area in the North West...