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SCALE OF POLLUTIONS WITH HEAVY METALS IN WATER AND SEDIMENT OF RIVER IBËR FROM LANDFILL IN KELMEND, KOSOVO

Sadija Sada Kadriu 1  ,  
 
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Department of Technology, University of Mitrovica, “Isa Boletini”, Mitrovica, Kosovo
Mining Science 2019;26:147–155
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Pollution with heavy metals and waters in Mitrovica with surroundings, both in the past and in present days, is a preoccupation for the citizens of Mirtovica, as well as for the other inhabitants living around it. Such a problem has been a concern which still continues for a number of researchers who have been dealing with this issue, and wo still continue to be preoccupied with the issue of heavy metal (habitat) pollution in this part of Kosovo. Heavy metal’s contamination of the environment’s main components, dates back to the 1970s / 90s to this date. This pollution, especially of the rivers, is due to the industrial activity taking place in the Trepça Combine and the presence of industrial landfill sites of this Combine near the flow of two main rivers: the Sitnica and Ibër River waters, in the city of Mitrovica. The focus of our study, this time consists solely in the research and illumination of pollution with these heavy metals and waterworks of the Ibër River, as a result of the pollution caused by the industrial waste landfill located in Kelmend village. In the paper, we have attempted to show the concentration of heavy metals in sediment and water, by pointing at four sample sites of the Ibër river: in the Bosniak U1 neighborhood, then in the flow in front the U2 landfill, discharge flows from landfill U3 and a certain distance from the U4 landfill.
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Sadija Sada Kadriu   
Department of Technology, University of Mitrovica, “Isa Boletini” 40000, Mitrovica, Kosovo
 
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