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Assessment of Soil and Surface Water Quality in Makhat’s Watershed (Taza Province, Morocco)
 
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Ukryj
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Laboratory of Intelligent System, Georesources and Renewable Energies. University of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah, Morocco
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Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean, 81100 Mytilene, Greece
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LOMC UMR 6294 CNRS, University Le Havre Normandie, 76600 Le Havre, France
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Laboratory of Functional Ecology and Environment Engineering, University of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah, FST Fes, Route d’Imouzzer P.O. Box: 2202, 30 000 Morocco
AUTOR DO KORESPONDENCJI
Lahcen Benaabidate   

Laboratory of Functional Ecology and Environment Engineering, University of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah, FST Fes, Route d’Imouzzer P.O. Box: 2202, 30 000 Morocco
 
Ecol. Eng. Environ. Technol. 2023; 2:194–204
 
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STRESZCZENIE
Acid mine drainage (AMD) threats the soils and water bodies in the territories of the sulfide mining activities all over the world. Bouaazza’s mine (NE Morocco) lead and sulfides exploitation resulted in the surface exposure of large superficies of acid discharges. The results of physicochemical and geochemical analysis indicate an acidic pH (3.0 – 7.0) of water samples, with concentrations of lead exceeding Moroccan standards (50µg/L). The pH in soils is considered from slight up to moderate acidic (< 6.5), with low limestone content (< 6% of CaCO3), and high lead and zinc values exceeding international standards (300 mg/Kg). These results indicate the high health risk generated by the absence of environmental monitoring of the mining operations which threaten the water quality in the surrounding area.