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For good environmental protection, start-up of industries, power plants and incinerators, should be preceded by a correct evaluation of the situation before the beginning of any activities of the plant itself. Such a check-up should take all four environmental compartments (water, soil, air and biota) into consideration. This report gives a good example of research carried out over an area interested by the incinerator start-up. Furthermore, the report shows how analysis of soils, bio-indicators (mosses), air and water could give information about heavy metals fallout, organic substances and polluted gas emissions. The target is an evaluation of the threshold level. Other sets of data have to be collected after a period of normal operation. This information will then be compared in order to have a general overview of the environmental impact.

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Authors: CENCI R M, JRC, Environment Institute, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: Ricicla 2001. Held in: Rimini (IT), 26-29 September 2001
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