Charles Darwin University
Summary | Supervisors |
This project seeks to determine the fate of metal pollutants
released from the Rum Jungle uranium/copper mine into the Finniss
River during its operation from 1954 to 1971 and since its closure
and rehabilitation (1983–88). This will enable:
An understanding of the processes of geochemical cycling of
heavy metals between water and sediment of the Finniss River
downstream of the mine site.
Mapping the extent of this movement based on metals chemistry,
isotopic analysis and Pb-210 dating of the river and floodplain
Proposing future cycling and metal movement from the mine site
and along the Finniss River.
Increased knowledge of acid mine drainage and metals cycling
in tropical river systems.
Associate Professor David Parry (Principal)
Dr. Niels Munksgaard (Associate)
Dr. Henk Heijnis (External associate, ANSTO)
Dr. Andreas Bollhoefer (External associate, ERISS)