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» The Flood: Links Roundup 01/10/13
The Flood: Links Roundup 01/10/13
- The Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation is asking the State of West Virginia to address coal slurry ponds constructed above underground mines. There is no immediate threat, but officials want to deal with the problem proactively. In 2000, a 68-acre pond failed from the bottom, polluting underground mines and a hundred miles of rivers and streams (via the Huffington Post).
- Discovery News has a new article about a water-rich Martian meteorite that has been discovered. It has 10 times the water contained in other Martian meteorites. The rock, which was dicovered in Morocco, is 2.1 billion years old and origniates from a period in Martian history that may have been much wetter than present day Mars.
- According to the New York Times, Canada’s oil sands mines are associated with higher levels of PAHs, a carcinogen, showing-up in surrounding lakes. These results come from a government-funded study of the lakes near Fort McMurray, Alberta. The study confirmed that levles of the chemicals have been steadily increaseing since 1978.