Copper-zinc mine in Cayeli, Turkey

8.11.2014 - Turkey

Contamination source: mining site

The Cayeli Bakir copperzinc underground mine started in 1994 and dumps around 12,000 tonnes per day (at least 3 million tonnes per year) of tailings into the Black Sea. Tailings include toxins such as arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, and mercury

Toxics: arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury

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