The Use of Mosses as Bioindicators in Order to Draw Up the Environmental Impact Study for a Urban Waste Landfill
SUMMARY: The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been performed under several aspects: planning, environmental, medical. The environmental aspect represents one of the most important factors for the whole evaluation of the goodness of the project. In this case, a controlled landfill in Poiatica (RE) was monitored using mosses and transplanted mosses of the species Hypnum cupressiforme. The elements analysed were: Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb, V, and Zn. Soil samples were also collected and analysed in order to evaluate any possible enrichment in concentration due to soil-effect. The results did not show any particular influence from the landfill in about the last 6-7 years. The enrichment factor showed that the concentrations of heavy metals in mosses was mainly due to the high vehicular traffic on un-tarred roads in the area of the landfill.
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: SARDINIA 2001. Organised by: University of Padova, University of Cagliari and Technical University of Denmark. Held in: Santa Margherita di Pula (IT), 01-05 October (2001)
Record Number: 200013768 / Last updated on: 2001-09-18
Original language: en
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