Studies on trace metal levels in soil and water of Tipong, Tirap and Tikak collieries of Makum coal field, Tinsukia, Assam

Studies on trace metal levels in soil and water of Tipong, Tirap and Tikak collieries of Makum coal field, Tinsukia, Assam The trace metal levels were studied in soil and water of Tipong, Tirap and Tikak Collieries of Makum Coal Field, Tinsukia, Assam. The toxic trace metals were analyzed using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS). On the basis of the results obtained, it is clear that continuous mining operations have left permanent scars in the coalfield environmental scenario to a large extent.