Twenty years of environmental studies in the Guadiamar

The Aznalcóllar mine accident (April 1998) was a large-scale ecological and socio-economic catastrophe in the South of Spain. Since then, the Research Group SOIL-PLANT in the IRNAS, CSIC has been working on the area affected by the mine spill, currently known as Guadiamar Green Corridor.

Suelo cubierto del lodo minero, 1998. […]

Participative evaluation of the best measures for remediating contaminated soils: Guadiamar Green Corridor

The Guadiamar Green Corridor (in Sevilla province, Spain) is one of the 17 case studies within the European project RECARE (2014-2018), which main aim is to find ways of assessing the current threats to soils and finding innovative solutions to prevent further soil degradation across Europe.

On February 17th 2016 we had a Participative Workshop […]

La contaminación por elementos traza persiste en los márgenes del río Guadiamar

On 1998 the Guadiamar Basin was scenario of one of the worst environmental disasters occurred in Europe during the last decades, the Aznalcóllar mine accident. The breakage of a tailing dam in Los Frailes mine provoked the release of 6 hm3 of trace elements-polluted waters and sludge into the rivers Agrio and Guadiamar, […]

Se están ensayando técnicas vitales para recuperar los suelos mientras acaba el Año Internacional de los Suelos

As World Soil Day on 5th December 2015 marks the ending of the International Year of Soils, it is reassuring to know that scientists will still be working to find solutions to protect our soils.

2015 was declared International Year of Soils by the United Nations in order to raise awareness […]

Metales pesados en las semillas de álamo blanco

White poplar (Populus alba) is a tree species which accumulates Cd and Zn in leaves and branches, as previous studies in the Guadiamar Green Corridor (Seville) have demonstrated. However, whether heavy metals are also accumulated in seeds was not known. This aspect is very relevant because the germination and seedling growth can be […]