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The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been performed under several aspects: planning, landscape, town 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 analyzed were: Cd, Cr, Hg, Ni, Pb, V, and Zn. Soil samples were also collected and analyzed in order to evaluate any possible enrichment in concentration due to the 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. .

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Authors: CENCI R M ET AL, JRC, Environment Institute, WS, Ispra (IT);BERGONZONI M, AGAC, Divisione Energia, Reggio Emilia (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: Sardinia 2001, the 8th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium. Held in: Santa Margherita di Pula, Cagliari (IT), 1-5 October 2001
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