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The spatial-temporal distribution of the fall out of various elements has been evaluated using the moss of the Hypnum cupressiforme species. The analysis of a few soil samples collected at the moss stations completed the evaluation. The area investigated is Arcola (La Spezia) where there was in the past a lead factory but is now used as a repository for the wastes and residues from the previous activity. Fifteen stations have been set on a 3 km{2} area and the moss samples collected every four months. In the moss samples Al, As, Cd, Cr, Fe, Mn, Pb, Cu and V and in the soils (one sampling only) As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Mn and Pb have been measured.

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Authors: CENCI R M, JRC Ispra (IT);FACCHETTI S, JRC Ispra (IT);MOUSTY F, JRC Ispra (IT);PALMIERI S, ARPAL La Spezia (IT);PANZERI V, Università degli Studi di Milano (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Rivista Biologi Italiani, Organo Ufficiale Ordine Nazionale dei Biologi (1998)
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