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The study has been carried out in Poiatica, located in Appennino Reggiano. In this area many activities are present, such as clay stopping, conventional solid waste disposals, modest agriculture and important ceramic industries.

Soil layers 2 cm depth and 3cm of apical moss (Hypnum cupressiforme) have been collected. In the soil radionuclides of anthropogenic origin have been analyzed as well as macro-elements and trace elements; in particular these latter, together with the element Al, have been measured also in the moss samples. The enrichment factor, calculated on the basis of concentration values in soil and moss, was below 10 for the elements Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, V and Zn: this factor was higher for Cs and Hg only in a few samples.

The results have confirmed that the soil chemical composition affects minimally the increase of concentration for trace elements in moss, excluding a significant soil effect. The native mosses have not shown particular increase in the concentration of the considered elements. ts.

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Authors: CENCI R M ET AL, JRC, Environment Institute, Waste and Soil Unit, Ispra (IT);BERGONZONI M, AGAC, Divisione Energia, Reggio Emilia (IT);MEGLIOLI E, AGAC, Divisione Energia, Reggio Emilia (IT);D�ALBERTI F, JRC, Physical and Radiological Protection Unit, Ispra (IT);CAZZANIGA R, JRC, Physical and Radiological Protection Unit, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: Convegno Nazionale: La scienza del suolo per l�ambiente. Held in: Venezia (IT), 12-16 June 2000
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