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Lead and Copper Contamination of Soil from Industrial Activities and Firing Ranges

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ead still remains one of the most thoroughly investigated heavy metals in the environment. Although the identification of lead in soil is a routine matter, its environmental consequence is still much debated because of its potential mobility. This study has investigated lead- and copper-contaminated soil from two different areas. One was in an urban area, which formerly had a lead smelter within the city. The other a firing range, in which hundreds of thousands of rounds were fired into a very large mound known as a berm. Homogeneity tests, depth profiles and Pb-Cu correlations are discussed.

Landsberger S, Iskander F, Basunia S, Barnes D, Kaminski M, Biol Trace Elem Res 1999;71-72:387-396

 

 
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