The evolution of acid sulfate soils management in Western Australia
09 June 2023 | 1 min read
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Formed in wet environments such as marshes, swamps and mangroves, acid sulfate soils contain minerals that chemically react with oxygen (oxidise) when earth is excavated or drained. This oxidation causes sulfuric acid to be released into the environment which can, in turn, lead to heavy metals and other contaminants entering surrounding ecosystems.
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