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The Fly River, Papua New Guinea: Environmental Studies in an Impacted Tropical River System

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"The Fly River, Papua New Guinea offers a rare insight into the physical and biological changes caused by mining in an otherwise pristine environment. With a catchment area still largely covered by tropical rainforest and relatively few human inhabitants, the Fly River and its tributaries, the Ok Tedi and Strickland rivers, present an opportunity to document and understand the dynamics of a large tropical river system." "Since mining of copper and gold began in 1984 near the headwaters of the Ok Tedi, there has been intense ...

The Fly River, Papua New Guinea: Environmental Studies in an Impacted Tropical River System 2008, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands

ISBN-13: 9780444529640

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