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A controlled landfill in Poiatica (RE) was monitored using transplanted mosses. In this way, it is possible to evaluate heavy metal depositions with time. Sampling was performed at the moment of transplant, and after 5 and 10 months. The elements analysed were: Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb and Zn. The use of transplanted mosses did not show any particular influence from the landfill in the monitored period. In fact, the heavy mental concentrations in mosses can be ascribed mainly to the movement of clayey material from the surrounding mine, due to the high vehicular traffic on un-tarred roads.

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Authors: CENCI ET AL, JRC Environment Institute Ispra (IT);BERGONZONI M, AGAC Divisione Energia, Reggio Emilia (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Oral Report: SIDISA International Symposium On Sanitary And Environmental Engineering
Availability: 1 as paper EN 61381 ORA
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