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acid mine drainage
A reference to water pollution that results when sulfur-bearing minerals associated with coal are exposed to air and water and form sulfuric acid and ferrous sulfate.

The ferrous sulfate can further react to form ferric hydroxide, or "yellowboy", a yellow-orange iron precipitate found in streams and rivers polluted by acid mine drainage.

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