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acid mine drainage

acid mine drainage  

The drainage of water from areas that have been mined for coal or other mineral ores (including gold, silver, copper, iron, zinc, and lead). The water has high acidity (low pH, sometimes less than ...
antimony

antimony  

Symbol Sb. An element belonging to group 15 (formerly VB) of the periodic table; a.n. 51; r.a.m. 121.75; r.d. 6.68; m.p. 630.5°C; b.p. 1750°C. Antimony has several allotropes. The stable form is a ...
barmote court

barmote court  

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In the Peak District of Derbyshire all lead mining in the King's Field was controlled by barmote courts, which date from at least the 13th century.
base metal

base metal  

A common relatively inexpensive metal, such as iron or lead, that corrodes, oxidizes, or tarnishes on exposure to air, moisture, or heat, as distinguished from precious metals, such as gold and ...
body burden

body burden  

The total amount of a chemical that is stored in the body of an organism at a given time, particularly a potential toxin (such as lead) to which the organism has been exposed.
bole hill

bole hill  

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Lead‐smelting site on the Pennines and the Mendips dating from the period before the adoption of bellows‐blown hearths in the 16th century. The sites, which occupied windy escarpments, are often ...
bronze

bronze  

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Alloy of copper and tin used for architectural ornament, doors and door-furniture, funerary monuments, grilles and railings, wall-plaques (commemorative or not), window-frames, etc. It is also used ...
cadmium

cadmium  

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n. a silvery metallic element that can cause serious lung irritation if the fumes of the molten metal are inhaled. Long-term exposure may also cause kidney damage. Symbol: Cd.
Cantabri

Cantabri  

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A coastal and mountain people of NW Spain situated east of the Astures. They lived in many dispersed fortified settlements of varying sizes and their society was organized in terms ...
cardiac resynchronization therapy

cardiac resynchronization therapy  

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(CRT) a treatment for heart failure that involves ventricular pacing with multiple leads. The aim is to restore coordinated ventricular contraction and hence improve cardiac function.
chelation

chelation  

The formation or presence of bonds from two or more atoms within the same ligand to a single central (metal) atom.
Clean Air Act Amendments (1970)

Clean Air Act Amendments (1970)  

US legislation that built on the Clean Air Act (1963) and expanded the federal role in setting and enforcing ambient air quality standards, including regulating land management practices to achieve ...
coal

coal  

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Carbon-rich mineral deposit formed from the remains of fossil plants. These are deposited initially as peat, but burial and increase in temperatures at depth bring about physical and chemical ...
cote

cote  

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A cottage or animal shed.
criteria pollutant

criteria pollutant  

A group of common air pollutants (sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulates, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, photochemical oxidants, and lead) that pose the greatest threat to human health and ...
exports

exports  

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Goods or services sold to foreign countries. Export selling may be achieved by using international marketing middlemen (indirect exporting) or by a company's own overseas branch or sales ...
first draw

first draw  

The water that comes out when a tap is first opened, which is likely to contain the highest level of lead contamination from plumbing materials.
free miner

free miner  

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A miner born in the hundred of St Briavels in the Forest of Dean, who upon reaching the age of 21 has worked for a year and a day in ...
galena

galena  

A mineral form of lead(II) sulphide, PbS, crystallizing in the cubic system; the chief ore of lead. It usually occurs as grey metallic cubes, frequently in association with silver, arsenic, copper, ...
Greek letters

Greek letters  

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Letters in the Greek world could be written on metal, wax-coated wood, fragments of earthenware, animal skin, and (above all) papyrus (see books, Greek and Roman); a very early surviving ...

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