Soil Pollutants, Radioactive: Pollutants, present in soil, which exhibit radioactivity.Soil Pollutants: Substances which pollute the soil. Use for soil pollutants in general or for which there is no specific heading.Soil: The unconsolidated mineral or organic matter on the surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants.Cesium Radioisotopes: Unstable isotopes of cesium that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Cs atoms with atomic weights of 123, 125-132, and 134-145 are radioactive cesium isotopes.Radioactive Fallout: The material that descends to the earth or water well beyond the site of a surface or subsurface nuclear explosion. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Chemical and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Toxocara: A genus of ascarid nematodes commonly parasitic in the intestines of cats and dogs.Soil Microbiology: The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the soil. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.Equipment Contamination: The presence of an infectious agent on instruments, prostheses, or other inanimate articles.Drug Contamination: The presence of organisms, or any foreign material that makes a drug preparation impure.Food Contamination: The presence in food of harmful, unpalatable, or otherwise objectionable foreign substances, e.g. chemicals, microorganisms or diluents, before, during, or after processing or storage.DNA Contamination: The presence of DNA from a source foreign to the sample being analysed.Bacteria: One of the three domains of life (the others being Eukarya and ARCHAEA), also called Eubacteria. They are unicellular prokaryotic microorganisms which generally possess rigid cell walls, multiply by cell division, and exhibit three principal forms: round or coccal, rodlike or bacillary, and spiral or spirochetal. Bacteria can be classified by their response to OXYGEN: aerobic, anaerobic, or facultatively anaerobic; by the mode by which they obtain their energy: chemotrophy (via chemical reaction) or PHOTOTROPHY (via light reaction); for chemotrophs by their source of chemical energy: CHEMOLITHOTROPHY (from inorganic compounds) or chemoorganotrophy (from organic compounds); and by their source for CARBON; NITROGEN; etc.; HETEROTROPHY (from organic sources) or AUTOTROPHY (from CARBON DIOXIDE). They can also be classified by whether or not they stain (based on the structure of their CELL WALLS) with CRYSTAL VIOLET dye: gram-negative or gram-positive.Water Pollution: Contamination of bodies of water (such as LAKES; RIVERS; SEAS; and GROUNDWATER.)Environmental Monitoring: The monitoring of the level of toxins, chemical pollutants, microbial contaminants, or other harmful substances in the environment (soil, air, and water), workplace, or in the bodies of people and animals present in that environment.Water Microbiology: The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in water. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.Decontamination: The removal of contaminating material, such as radioactive materials, biological materials, or CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS, from a person or object.Biodegradation, Environmental: Elimination of ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS; PESTICIDES and other waste using living organisms, usually involving intervention of environmental or sanitation engineers.Food Microbiology: The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in food and food products. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms: the presence of various non-pathogenic bacteria and fungi in cheeses and wines, for example, is included in this concept.Water Pollutants, Chemical: Chemical compounds which pollute the water of rivers, streams, lakes, the sea, reservoirs, or other bodies of water.RNA, Ribosomal, 16S: Constituent of 30S subunit prokaryotic ribosomes containing 1600 nucleotides and 21 proteins. 16S rRNA is involved in initiation of polypeptide synthesis.Environmental Pollution: Contamination of the air, bodies of water, or land with substances that are harmful to human health and the environment.Disinfection: Rendering pathogens harmless through the use of heat, antiseptics, antibacterial agents, etc.Water Supply: Means or process of supplying water (as for a community) usually including reservoirs, tunnels, and pipelines and often the watershed from which the water is ultimately drawn. (Webster, 3d ed)Metals, Heavy: Metals with high specific gravity, typically larger than 5. They have complex spectra, form colored salts and double salts, have a low electrode potential, are mainly amphoteric, yield weak bases and weak acids, and are oxidizing or reducing agents (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)Agriculture: The science, art or practice of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock.Drug Packaging: Containers, packaging, and packaging materials for drugs and BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS. These include those in ampule, capsule, tablet, solution or other forms. Packaging includes immediate-containers, secondary-containers, and cartons. In the United States, such packaging is controlled under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act which also stipulates requirements for tamper-resistance and child-resistance. Similar laws govern use elsewhere. (From Code of Federal Regulations, 21 CFR 1 Section 210, 1993) DRUG LABELING is also available.Colony Count, Microbial: Enumeration by direct count of viable, isolated bacterial, archaeal, or fungal CELLS or SPORES capable of growth on solid CULTURE MEDIA. The method is used routinely by environmental microbiologists for quantifying organisms in AIR; FOOD; and WATER; by clinicians for measuring patients' microbial load; and in antimicrobial drug testing.Trees: Woody, usually tall, perennial higher plants (Angiosperms, Gymnosperms, and some Pterophyta) having usually a main stem and numerous branches.Ecosystem: A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Fertilizers: Substances or mixtures that are added to the soil to supply nutrients or to make available nutrients already present in the soil, in order to increase plant growth and productivity.DNA, Ribosomal: DNA sequences encoding RIBOSOMAL RNA and the segments of DNA separating the individual ribosomal RNA genes, referred to as RIBOSOMAL SPACER DNA.Air Microbiology: The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the air. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.DNA, Bacterial: Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of bacteria.Fungi: A kingdom of eukaryotic, heterotrophic organisms that live parasitically as saprobes, including MUSHROOMS; YEASTS; smuts, molds, etc. They reproduce either sexually or asexually, and have life cycles that range from simple to complex. Filamentous fungi, commonly known as molds, refer to those that grow as multicellular colonies.Phylogeny: The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.Water Pollutants: Substances or organisms which pollute the water or bodies of water. Use for water pollutants in general or those for which there is no specific heading.Plant Roots: The usually underground portions of a plant that serve as support, store food, and through which water and mineral nutrients enter the plant. (From American Heritage Dictionary, 1982; Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)Environmental Microbiology: The study of microorganisms living in a variety of environments (air, soil, water, etc.) and their pathogenic relationship to other organisms including man.Sequence Analysis, DNA: A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.Food Handling: Any aspect of the operations in the preparation, processing, transport, storage, packaging, wrapping, exposure for sale, service, or delivery of food.Sterilization: The destroying of all forms of life, especially microorganisms, by heat, chemical, or other means.Manure: Accumulations of solid or liquid animal excreta usually from stables and barnyards with or without litter material. Its chief application is as a fertilizer. (From Webster's 3d ed)Biomass: Total mass of all the organisms of a given type and/or in a given area. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990) It includes the yield of vegetative mass produced from any given crop.Water Pollution, Chemical: Adverse effect upon bodies of water (LAKES; RIVERS; seas; groundwater etc.) caused by CHEMICAL WATER POLLUTANTS.Environmental Remediation: Removal of ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS or contaminants for the general protection of the environment. This is accomplished by various chemical, biological, and bulk movement methods, in conjunction with ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING.Antisepsis: The destruction of germs causing disease.Hazardous Waste: Waste products which threaten life, health, or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, disposed of, or otherwise managed.Hazardous Waste Sites: Sites where HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES are deposited. Some have facilities for safely storing, processing, and recycling these waste products.Refuse Disposal: The discarding or destroying of garbage, sewage, or other waste matter or its transformation into something useful or innocuous.Hazardous Substances: Elements, compounds, mixtures, or solutions that are considered severely harmful to human health and the environment. They include substances that are toxic, corrosive, flammable, or explosive.United States Environmental Protection Agency: An agency in the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. It was created as an independent regulatory agency responsible for the implementation of federal laws designed to protect the environment. Its mission is to protect human health and the ENVIRONMENT.
"Soil Contamination". UN Environment Programme. "Sludge Treatment, Reuse and Disposal". Frogatt, Anthonhy (2 Nov 2005). "Nuclear ... Waste/soil mixtures are systematically loaded and processed in the facility. Since the mixtures are melted above ground, ... The hazardous waste is then mixed with soil inside the cavern and the melt is initiated. After the glass product has been ... These glass formers usually contain silicon and oxygen and are present in most soils. Much of the efficiency of this process ...
... soil contamination and erosion; and overfishing and overpopulation in forest regions. Poor mining practices have led to ...
Soil and Sediment Contamination. 14 (2): 143-54. doi:10.1080/15320380590911797. Henry, Christopher (January 2005). " ... Use of sewage sludge has shown an increase in level of soil available phosphorus and soil salinity. The findings of a 20-year ... or liquid form and are spread over land before being incorporated into the soil or injected directly into the soil by ... and Mo behavior in soils and accumulation in soybean seeds". Plant and Soil. Springer. 299: 227-36. doi:10.1007/s11104-007-9377 ...
Soil contamination I. E. T. Iben; W. A. Edelstein; R. B. Sheldon; A. P. Shapiro; E. E. Uzgiris; C. R. Scatena; S. R. Blaha; W. ... A thermal blanket is a device used in thermal desorption to clean soil contamination. The primary function of a thermal blanket ... Deep contamination is handled using a similar method with a deep penetrating heat source. This is commonly referred to as an in ... "Thermal Blanket for In-Situ Remediation of Surficial Contamination: A Pilot Test". Environ. Sci. Technol. 30 (11): 3144-3154. ...
Waterproof cutoff walls; Contamination migration through the soil prevention. Landscaping applications; Root group separation, ... Area of good soil that the plant will require to live a healthy life may be calculated by multiplying the radius of the mature ... After installation the soil under the building can be rehydrated if necessary to return it to the moisture content that it was ... The answer will give you the cubic volume of good soil required. If works require the ground surface area is not available for ...
Spongberg, Alison L.; Becks, Paul M. (January 2000). "Inorganic Soil Contamination from Cemetery Leachate". Water, Air, & Soil ... In agriculturally dependent India, it was believed quite early that interring bodies to rot in the soil might render the soil ... Concerns have been raised at the amount of ashes scattered at the peak of Snowdon, as they change the nature of the soil, and ...
Lutana Soil Contamination Working Group (Tas.) (1995), Investigation of heavy metals in indoor dust, soils and home-grown ... A large proportion of the heavy metal contamination has come from major industries that discharge into the river including the ... of Environment and Planning; John Miedecke and Partners (1992), Heavy metals in soil and vegetation in the vicinity of the ... The Lower Derwent suffers from high levels of heavy metal contamination in sediments. The Tasmanian Government-backed Derwent ...
Durakić D (2013-10-18). "[Radioactivity and radiologic contamination of soil]". Vojnosanitetski Pregled. 43 (5): 367-70. PMID ...
Zhu, Y.G; Shaw, G (2000). "Soil contamination with radionuclides and potential remediation". Chemosphere. Elsevier. 41 (1-2): ... It is a technique that removes radionuclides without destroying the soil structure, with minimal impact on soil fertility and ... In soils, the role of mycorrhizae on radioactive waste is poorly described and sequestration patterns of radionuclides are not ... These are measures that can be performed on the source of contamination (in situ) or in controlled and limited facilities in ...
Soil contamination "California's Groundwater Bulletin 118" (PDF). January 20, 2006. Retrieved October 2, 2016. ... Arsenic is present naturally however the assessments done show in the 2014 study shows the contamination of Arsenic with a ...
"South Minneapolis Residential Soil Contamination site summary". EPA. Retrieved 2011-12-05. "South Minneapolis Residential Soil ... "Long Prairie Ground Water Contamination site summary". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-04. "Long Prairie Ground Water Contamination site ... to create a list of polluted locations requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous material contaminations. These ... Contamination site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved 2011-12-05. "Twin Cities Air Force Base (SAR Landfill) site summary". EPA ...
Economic geology Soil contamination "Environmental Earth Sciences". Springer. Retrieved 2010-08-31. US Dept. of Labor. ...
"China school: Officials deny soil and water contamination". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. April 19, 2016. ... At the time, soil was being excavated for treatment, which left a heavy stench in the area. These reports prompted CZFLS to end ... The soil was then buried beneath a layer of clay to relieve concerns regarding pollution. The school released a statement in ... and reported the 2012 survey noting levels of chlorobenzene in the soil were 94,799 times the national safety standard. The ...
Soil and Sediment Contamination, 23(1), 1-17. Slonczewski, J.L. (2009). "Stress ... During landfarming, contaminated soils, sediments, or sludges are incorporated into the soil surface and periodically turned ... In some cases, slurries of solid calcium or magnesium peroxide are injected under pressure through soil borings. These solid ... Bioremediation is a process used to treat contaminated media, including water, soil and subsurface material, by altering ...
Soil and Sediment Contamination: An International Journal 21. Superfund Records Center. EPA. 2005. ... picture of the environment because there are many organisms in the water that are mobile and can move away from contamination. ...
... soil erosion; soil contamination from improper application of agricultural chemicals; scattered areas of sometimes intense ... Considerable geomechanical disturbances, contamination of soils and water, and multiple increases of contaminated waste water ... radioactive contamination; ground water contamination from toxic waste; considerable biodiversity addressed by the country's ...
Contamination of soil and groundwater with agricultural chemicals, pesticides; salination, water-logging of soil due to poor ... Large marshy salt flats, formed by capillary action in the soil, exist in many depressions, including the Garaşor, which ... while the remainder washes into the soil and subsequently into the groundwater. Cotton also uses far more pesticides and ... planted windbreaks have died because of soil waterlogging and/or salinization. Other factors promoting desertification are the ...
The water, air and soil are isolated from contamination. The red sandstone soil is rich in nutrients, which is very conducive ...
Seedlings could also be infected by soil-borne contamination. A few years later, the disease had not spread to mature stands of ... Factors such as soil nutrient ratio, abiotic stressors, air pollution, temperature, and humidity can all contribute to the ... A test has been developed for detecting contamination of seeds of Pinus species by F. circinatum. It is based on the biological ... Host factors that can trigger infection include plant stress with excessive nitrogen in the soil, unbalanced watering cycles, ...
Abbett, Marian (January 2001). "Arsenic and lead soil contamination in King County" (PDF). Washington State Department of ... and 2,100-feet long sealed berm that would isolate the soil and prevent any contamination, POI and other opponents were still ... This contamination can lead to development disabilities in humans who drink the water. Despite Glacier's proposal of building a ... They found high levels of arsenic and lead in the soil, elements that could contaminate the island's aquifer, a permeable, ...
The deeper soils were an active source of groundwater contamination on the HSR cite. The cleanup of soil and contaminated ... The subsurface soil contamination was predominantly volatile organic compounds. Inorganic compounds such as arsenic and ... The contamination included high levels of inorganic compounds in monitoring wells on the Horseshoe Road site. The contamination ... site due to the intermixing of chemical contamination. The on-site contamination is not an immediate threat to the surrounding ...
Cherie Chan (June 12, 2015). "Soil Contamination Found Near Huge Mine in Western China". The New York Times. Retrieved June 12 ... and cadmium in the soil surrounding the plant and high levels of lead in the blood of residents. Environmental enforcement ...
Leaking underground storage tanks and soil contamination were dug out. People affected by contaminated well water received ... In November 1984 the site was added to the National Priorities List because hazardous chemicals were found in soil and ground ...
The contamination affected the surface water, deposit and soil contamination. The EPA got involved around the 1980's and ... Landfill and reprocessed oils seeped to surface water and soil which caused the contamination. Many chemicals contaminated the ... The contaminated soil and sludge from the Uplands Area has been replaced. About 90,000 tons of contaminated soil which ... They digged up and disposed of PCB and lead contaminated soil. They restored with new soil and started construction on the site ...
ABout 950 tons of soil were removed due to contamination. 1999 A Lakehead Pipeline (now Enbridge) was damaged by outside force ... An unknown amount of petroleum products has contaminated soil in the area, requiring soil remediation. 1996 A leaking Amoco ... Soil erosion under an 8-inch cast iron gas main caused the main to break and release gas. 1979 On May 13, a 36-inch Colonial ... A cracked gas main, that was stressed by soil erosion from a nearby broken water line, was the cause of the gas leak. 1990 On ...
Waxy micro- and nanostructures on the surface reduce wetting by rain and adhesion of contamination (See Lotus effect). ... Sun leaves have a multi-layered palisade layer, while shade leaves or older leaves closer to the soil are single-layered. ... In either case, the shed leaves may be expected to contribute their retained nutrients to the soil where they fall. ...
Lead Contamination in Soil at Outdoor Firing Ranges. This website was created by Robin Izzo Scott in support of a term paper ... Analyze the soil in layers to determine the extent of the contamination. Layers that do not exceed the limit need no further ... PRO-ACT Fact Sheet on Lead Contamination in Soil at Small Arms Firing Ranges Lead Pollution in Outdoor Firing Ranges (PDF) ... Soil Treatments to Limit Lead Mobility - PDF Innovative Technologies for Addressing Heavy Metals in Soils and Sediments ...
Hazardous Waste Sites and Soil Contamination Abstract: The Site Assessments and Chemical Risk Unit addresses health concerns ... Hazardous Waste Sites and Soil Contamination. {Haz Waste Image} The Site Assessments and Chemical Risk Unit addresses health ... SAFER Day Care Program: An initiative to ensure safe day care centers by identifying/addressing contamination at or near new or ...
... or scan the QR code. ... Local soil contamination This website has limited functionality with javascript off. Please make sure javascript is enabled in ... EEA SIGNALS 2019 - Land and soil in Europe We cannot live without healthy land and soil. It is on land that we produce most of ... Most of the food we eat is produced on land and in soil. What we eat and how we produce it have changed significantly in the ...
European Soil Portal: Soil Contamination At EU-level, the issue of contaminated sites (local contamination) and contaminated ... Soil contamination or soil pollution as part of land degradation is caused by the presence of xenobiotic (human-made) chemicals ... The concern over soil contamination stems primarily from health risks, from direct contact with the contaminated soil, vapors ... land (diffuse contamination) has been considered by: European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC). Article on soil contamination in China ...
European Soil Portal: Soil Contamination At EU-level, the issue of contaminated sites (local contamination) and contaminated ... Soil contamination or soil pollution as part of land degradation is caused by the presence of xenobiotics (human-made) ... The concern over soil contamination stems primarily from health risks, from direct contact with the contaminated soil, vapours ... Contaminated or polluted soil directly affects human health through direct contact with soil or via inhalation of soil ...
The following article is translated by ChinaDialogue: Soil contamination has grown unnoticed across Chinas landscape. ... Soil Pollution in China "Still a State Secret". by Samuel Wade , Jun 19, 2014 ... Chinas first public soil survey since 1996 shows that almost a quarter of the margin... ... At Scientific American, Angel Hsu & William Miao argue that despite the release of new soil... ...
Find soil contamination monitor articles on Environmental XPRT, the worlds largest environmental industry marketplace and ... soil contamination monitor Articles. Related terms for "soil contamination monitor ": contamination monitor articles ... Soil baked to clean up contamination... Can an old drill site be cleaned up without adding truckloads of contaminated soil to ... Wireless Real-Time Soil Data from Stevens Hydra Probe Soil Sensors Used In Contaminated Soil Cleanup Operation Up until the ...
Penguin guano has been accused of dumping arsenic in Antarctica soil by Chinese researchers. A research team led by Zhouqing ... Penguins "Accused" of Antarctic Soils Arsenic Contamination. by Tanya Thomas on August 23, 2008 at 2:31 PM Environmental ... Chinese researchers have, quite literally, "accused" the Penguin Guano of arsenic contamination in Antarctica soil. ... A microbe thriving in soils heavily polluted with poisonous arsenic is found to render a solution to health risks in mining and ...
... cannot tolerate the toxic effects of soil pollutants, which dramatically impair their growth and development. In a study now ... Bakers yeast can help plants cope with soil contamination. Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia ... negatively affect the quality of soils. Some plant species are able to remove soil contaminants and grow normally, but these ... "Current strategies to decontaminate soils are very expensive and not so effective. The scientific community has been looking ...
The graph shows a breakdown of the main sources causing soil contamination by country as % of the number of sites where ... Data Soil contamination The dataset on soil contamination contains information provided on a regular basis by EIONET countries ... Topics: Soil The graph shows a breakdown of the main sources causing soil contamination by country as % of the number of sites ... Industrial and commercial branches responsible for local soil contamination; Main contaminants affecting soil and groundwater ...
... and manures which can have adverse impacts on soil quality. The European Commission has embarked... ... Soil is increasingly affected by applied agrochemicals, atmospheric pollutants, sewage sludge, ... In the UK, a National Soil Inventory was made to provide an unbiased inventory of soil resources in Great Britain. Soil samples ... Blum W.E.H., 1993, Soil Protection Concept of the Council of Europe and Integrated Soil Research. In Soil and Environment Vol. ...
... compost use to address the soil contamination as part of urban planning. ... Soil Contamination and Brownfield Remediation: An Introduction. Soil contamination is common in urban areas and poses both a ... Off-site soil becomes a "new soil" resource, and mixing compost with sediment or soil "fill" can create new soil. In looking ... soil contamination, Urban Agriculture, urban gardening, compost Facebook0 Twitter Google LinkedIn0 StumbleUpon Tumblr Pinterest ...
Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination. Edited by: Maria C. Hernandez-Soriano. ISBN 978-953-51-1235-8, Published ... Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination provides a wide depiction of current research in soil contamination and ... 7. Assessment of Soil Contamination of a Cattle Market around River Ogun Basin, Isheri, Nigeria. By A.A. Adeyi, O.M. Omidiran ... Therefore, soil contamination constitutes a critical issue to be addressed if we are to secure the life quality of present and ...
title = {Soil microbial effects of smelter induced heavy metal contamination}. author = {Nordgren, A}. abstractNote = {The soil ... The soil concentrations of Cu and Zn at the secondary smelter were 20 00 mu g/g dry soil. Close to the primary smelter the soil ... Nordgren, A. Soil microbial effects of smelter induced heavy metal contamination. Sweden: N. p., 1986. Web. ... ETDEWEB / Search Results / Soil microbial effects of smelter induced heavy metal contamination ...
If the soil contaminations closer to the Fukushima NPP are included, the observed soil contamination has a wider range of 190- ... was used to convert grass contamination to soil equivalent contamination (grass contamination divided by the transfer factor) ( ... A soil-to-grass transfer factor of 0.13 (23) was used to convert grass to soil contamination. For Fukushima prefecture, only ... 4). The MEXT deposition-based soil contamination tends to be lower than the soil- and grass-based samplings because of the ...
... M. Adama,1 R. Esena,2 B. Fosu- ... and pollution load indices (PLI) were used to assess the level of heavy metal contamination of surrounding soils. The study ... To determine heavy metal (Hg, Pb, Cd, Cr, and Ag) in levels in incinerator bottom ash and soils 100 m around the incinerator ... The study also found soils within 60 m radius of the incinerator to be polluted with the metals. It is recommended that health ...
... hydrocarbon contamination - soil and groundwater) articles on Environmental XPRT, the worlds largest environmental industry ... hydrocarbon contamination remediation Articles. Related terms for "hydrocarbon contamination remediation ": soil hydrocarbon ... Multifunctional Well Implemented for In Situ Remediation of Hydrocarbon Contaminations in Soil and Groundwater Abstract A ... Hydrocarbon contaminated soil remediation - Fife Removal of Contaminated Soils from Residential Gardens & Re-Landscape Cient: ...
In view of the above, this study aimed to evaluate the contamination of the soil and in fruits of pineapple fertilized with ... Considering the possibility of increment in the contents of heavy metals in the soil and contamination of fruits (Zuba Junio et ... In this context, the present study aimed to evaluate the contamination of soil and fruits of pineapple under sewage sludge ... The soil of the area is classified as eutrophic Red Latosol, with medium texture, according to the Brazilian Soil ...
Instances of soil and crop heavy metal contamination in China. Soil and Sediment Contamination, 10(5), 497-510.CrossRefGoogle ... Wei, B., & Yang, L. (2010). A review of heavy metal contaminations in urban soils, urban road dusts and agricultural soils from ... Soil contamination of metals in the three industrial estates, Arak, Iran. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and ... Chen, H. Y., Teng, Y. G., Lu, S. J., Wang, Y. Y., & Wang, J. S. (2015). Contamination features and health risk of soil heavy ...
Dangers of Soil Contamination: The Need for Soil Testing. Soil contamination can be problematic on several levels. Risks from ... Sources of Soil Contamination. There are many different sources of soil contamination. Soil properties vary from place to place ... Introduction 1 Dangers of Soil Contamination 1 Sources of Soil Contamination 1 Acceptable Levels of Contamination 2 ... Soil Vapor: Soil vapor extraction involves the installation of wells and pipes in the soil, through which soil contaminants are ...
Regression equations based on plant tritium explained 96 and 90% of the variation in root-zone and sub-root-zone soil water ... ex DC.) Coville] required one-fifth the time of soil water vapor sampling. Plant concentrations were spatially correlated to a ... The equations were combined with kriged plant-water concentrations to map subsurface contamination. Mapping showed preferential ... develop empirical relations to predict and map subsurface contamination from plant-water concentrations, and (iii) gain insight ...
Given their tolerance to the high levels of petroleum contamination at our study site, we sought evidence that Achillea ... Given their tolerance to the high levels of petroleum contamination at our study site, we sought evidence that Achillea ... The bacterial endophytic communities of four plants growing abundantly in soils highly contaminated by hydrocarbons were ... The bacterial endophytic communities of four plants growing abundantly in soils highly contaminated by hydrocarbons were ...
Arsenic Contamination in Soil and Sediment in India: Sources, Effects, and Remediation. Shrivastava, Anamika Earth and ... Arsenic poisoning in groundwater events is familiar to the world, but the consequences of soil contamination are still ... Arsenic contamination is turning out to be a major problem these days with its area coverage and the number of people affected ... Environmental SciencesSoil ScienceWater EngineeringGeochemistryWater TreatmentEnvironmental Sciences related to Agriculture and ...
Assessment of Soil Contamination of a Cattle Market around River Ogun Basin, Isheri, Nigeria , IntechOpen, Published on: 2014- ... The OM content of soils ranges from less than1% in desert soils to close to 100% in organic soils. A typical agricultural soil ... Soil contamination by heavy metals has also been shown to inhibit soil microbial activities [12], in turn reducing soil ... Water, Air and Soil Pollution 1994;78(1-2) 73-82.. 72 - Myung CJ, Thornton I. Heavy Metal Contamination of Soils and Plants in ...
Effects of low (1 ppm) and high (500-2000) levels of lead (Pb) upon the soil microbial community was investigated by the PCR/ ... is a common environmental contaminant found in soils. Unlike other metals, Pb has no biological role, and is potentially toxic ... Sobolev D, Begonia M. Effects of Heavy Metal Contamination upon Soil Microbes: Lead-induced Changes in General and Denitrifying ... Sobolev, D.; Begonia, M. Effects of Heavy Metal Contamination upon Soil Microbes: Lead-induced Changes in General and ...
  • The particular level of any given contaminant is usually expressed in mass per unit mass of soil (e.g. mg/kg), ppm (parts per million), or ppb (parts per billion) (Heinegg et al. (
  • Lead (Pb) is a common environmental contaminant found in soils. (
  • However, the chemical in question, Perk, is a very difficult type of contaminant to remove from the ground due to the tight clay soils found in the Chicago area. (
  • Based on the previous results, the effect of soil fertilisation with ash has been quite well explored although the effect of this contaminant on the soil microorganisms is not well covered in literature. (
  • Lead is a contaminant that pollutes water and soil, and most neighborhoods are impacted by this contaminant when industrial products are disposed improperly. (
  • But bioremediation relies on the fact that biological organisms have the ability to degrade, detoxify, and even accumulate harmful chemicals and offers attractive perspectives for biomonitoring (via biosensors), treatment of wastewater, and the recycling of polluted soils. (
  • High levels of heavy metals, such as: lead, nickel, cadmium and manganese, which are present in soil and wastewater used for agricultural irrigation, are due to the fact that these metals can be accumulated into these systems, of main importance for agriculture. (
  • Professor Mushtaque Ahmed, one of the authors of the study, believes that further investigation into the action of PPCPs in agricultural soil systems is necessary to determine if there is a significant health risk from the usage of PPCP-containing wastewater. (
  • Chinese researchers have, quite literally, "accused" the Penguin Guano of arsenic contamination in Antarctica soil. (
  • Based on their findings, the researchers came to the conclusion that Gentoo penguin populations could be used as a gross indicator of arsenic levels in Antarctic soil. (
  • Arsenic contamination is turning out to be a major problem these days with its area coverage and the number of people affected directly or indirectly. (
  • Arsenic poisoning in groundwater events is familiar to the world, but the consequences of soil contamination are still unrevealed to the community, specially the people of contaminated counties. (
  • Fitz WJ, Wenzel WW (2002) Arsenic transformations in the soil-rhizosphere-plant system: fundamentals and potential application to phytoremediation. (
  • A case study of arsenic re-accumulation in soils remediated by soil dressing in Hunan Province, China. (
  • ATLANTA- The Jacobsville Neighborhood Soil Contamination (JNSC) site in Evansville, Indiana posed a public health threat in the past due to lead and arsenic levels detected in surface soils and continues to pose a public health threat for residential properties that have not yet been remediated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), concluded the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) on its public health assessment released today. (
  • The soil at many residential properties located within the JNSC site are contaminated with arsenic and lead, the result of industrial activities in the area dating back to the 1800s. (
  • Residents allow EPA access to their property to test the soil for lead and arsenic contamination. (
  • The report evaluates whether exposure to lead and arsenic in soil, sediment, surface and groundwater could harm people's health. (
  • Much of this contamination is non-organic with the most prevalent pollutants being cadmium, nickel, and arsenic. (
  • Homeowners with homes built before 1978 follow EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule to lower the risk of lead contamination from home renovation activities. (
  • ABSTRACT: The objective of the current research is carrying out the evaluation of the distribution,source, and environmental health risk of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) compounds in soil samples taken from the vicinity of Tehran-Semnan road, Iran. (
  • abstract = "The goal of this study was to better quantify the degree of viral contamination of tomato and cucumber in relationship to virus type, soil type, and irrigation method. (
  • Phytoremediation, the use of plants and their associated microorganisms, is a cost-effective and low impact remedial technology for the cleanup of contaminated soils ( Pilon-Smits, 2005 ). (
  • Previous cleanup attempts had focused on the installation of a conventional soil vapor extraction system consisting of numerous vapor recovery wells. (
  • The take-away here is to know that certain types of soil contamination necessitate a different cleanup approach to get the desired results. (
  • Phytoremediation is a promising in situ green technology based on the use of plants to cleanup soils from organic and inorganic pollutants. (
  • Mapping of contaminated soil sites and the resulting cleanup are time consuming and expensive tasks, requiring extensive amounts of geology, hydrology , chemistry and computer modeling skills. (
  • The United States, while having some of the most widespread soil contamination, has actually been a leader in defining and implementing standards for cleanup . (
  • Each year in the U.S., thousands of sites complete soil contamination cleanup, some by using microbes that "eat up" toxic chemicals in soil , many others by simple excavation and others by more expensive high-tech soil vapor extraction or air stripping . (
  • Presented in an easy-to-read style, this book serves as a comprehensive guide for conducting complex site investigations and identifying methods for effective soil and ground water cleanup. (
  • Given their tolerance to the high levels of petroleum contamination at our study site, we sought evidence that Achillea millefolium, Solidago canadensis, Trifolium aureum , and Dactylis glomerata support high levels of hydrocarbon degrading endophytes. (
  • Vapor intrusion is not a problem on every site, but can be an issue on sites with previous dry cleaning and/or petroleum contamination involving volatile organic compounds (VOCs). (
  • FAO also presented the key results of its first ever economic assessment of the impact of soil erosion and soil nutrient loss. (
  • E.G. Ameh, "A Preliminary Assessment of Soil Samples around a Filling Station in Diobu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria," Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 6(2): 57-65,2014. (
  • The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has released its final public health assessment for the Jacobsville Neighborhood Soil Contamination (JNSC) site in Evansville, Indiana. (
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  • The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has requested the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Hazardous Waste Site Health Assessment Program to evaluate the health impacts of exposures to residential soil contaminated with pesticides. (
  • For this purpose, a work was engaged on the opportunity to elaborate, from the experience of other industrial countries and current knowledge, methodological management support tools for contaminated sites, especially for: the assessment of the degree of contamination of the site, in particular with the characterization of the hazard and risk levels related to the site. (
  • The total soil concentration of lead alone has little or no bearing on lead mobility or bioavailability. (
  • According to the survey, the highest cesium-137 concentration in soil as of June 14 was in Okuma-machi in Fukushima Prefecture, within the no-entry evacuation zone, at 15,450,000 becquerels/square meter. (
  • Four different sampling sites (S1 to S4) were selected in the studied area and then a concentration of 16 PAHs compounds in taken soil samples were measured by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). (
  • The result of this study indicated that extraction of Pb by the plant system increased with the increase of lead concentration in the soil as well as in the extent of vegetation attained by the crop. (
  • Concentration, pH, and surface charge effects on cadmium and lead sorption in three tropical soils. (
  • Unfortunately, the way we currently use land and soil in Europe and in the world is not sustainable. (
  • It is in our hands to adopt sustainable soil management practices," she added. (
  • Maintaining healthy soils helps ensure safe and nutritious foods and is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Zero Hunger. (
  • During the World Soil Day ceremony, the Glinka World Soil Prize 2018 was awarded to Professor Rattan Lal, the President of the International Union of Soil Science (IUSS), for his outstanding contribution to sustainable soil management. (
  • The Glinka World Soil Prize, named after the pioneering Russian scientist Konstantin D. Glinka, was established by the Global Soil Partnership with the support of the Russian Federation in 2016 and honours individuals and organizations whose leadership and activities have contributed to the promotion of sustainable soil management and the protection of soil resources. (
  • The current rate of soil degradation threatens the capacity to meet the needs of future generations, unless we reverse this trend through a concerted effort towards the sustainable management of soils. (
  • The vision of the Precision Soil and Crop Engineering (Precision Scoring) group is to combine cutting-edge sensors and advanced data fusion and geostatistical modelling approaches with system control technology to optimise farm input for sustainable increase in yield. (
  • Research within SoDeCo focuses on the various aspects of soil degradation, soil erosion and land evaluation that envisages a sustainable management of our soils. (
  • The largest concern on the cesium-137 ( 137 Cs) deposition and its soil contamination due to the emission from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) showed up after a massive quake on March 11, 2011. (
  • The soils around Fukushima NPP and neighboring prefectures have been extensively contaminated with depositions of more than 100,000 and 10,000 MBq km -2 , respectively. (
  • Sporadic sampling of the soils in and around Fukushima prefecture has been carried out after the NPP accident under the instruction by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) ( 7 ) and others ( Table S1 ). (
  • After more than 4 months since the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant accident started, the Japanese government must be feeling it safe to admit to a far wider contamination by radioactive fallout. (
  • The Ministry of Education and Science will conduct the aerial survey using helicopters to determine the level of soil contamination from radioactive materials released from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. (
  • The Ministry has been conducting the aerial survey in Fukushima and Miyagi Prefectures, and on July 20 disclosed the soil contamination map of Miyagi Prefecture. (
  • The soil contamination as the result of the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant accident was reported on the August 29 meeting at the Ministry of Education and Science. (
  • The changes in how contamination is evolving in Fukushima further complicates the food safety issue and the safety for people residing in the region. (
  • Lark, R.M., 2000, A comparison of some robust estimators of the variogram for use in soil survey. (
  • 2000). The contamination level can be identified through soil testing. (
  • Effects of low (1 ppm) and high (500-2000) levels of lead (Pb) upon the soil microbial community was investigated by the PCR/DGGE analysis of the 16S and nirK gene markers, indicative of general microbial community and denitrifying community, respectively. (
  • Soils may contain many organic and inorganic compounds of natural and anthropogenic origin. (
  • Soil particulates may be composed of a gamut of organic and inorganic chemicals with variations in cation exchange capacity , buffering capacity, and redox poise. (
  • Using plants to extract lead from soils is an emerging technology. (
  • Soil treatment with chelating agents appear to enhance the lead absorbing ability of the plants. (
  • Plants carrying the yeast genes grew significantly better than wild-type plants in contaminated soils. (
  • Fertilization with sewage sludge increased the Zn and Cu contents in the soil and the Zn content in the leaves of the pineapple plants. (
  • Nevertheless, the lack of characterization of the sludge regarding the presence of pollutants and the possible contamination of soil and plants lead to inadequate disposal of this material in landfills. (
  • The bacterial endophytic communities of four plants growing abundantly in soils highly contaminated by hydrocarbons were analyzed through culturable and culture-independent means. (
  • Despite the fact that since 1994 this area is not exploited, the chromium presence is still detected in soil, water and plants. (
  • Our results also showed that the community composition of bacteria and fungi in soil and roots varied from those associated with AMF spores harvested from the same plants. (
  • Chaney RL, Angle JS, MS MI et al (2005) Using hyperaccumulator plants to phytoextract soil Ni and Cd. (
  • As it is the medium in which plants establish themselves and grow, the most widely recognized function of soil is its support for food production. (
  • It can be concluded that method of irrigation is the single most critical factor in the contamination trend of different parts of crop plants. (
  • Trace Elements in Soil and Plants. (
  • Alternatively, the disappearance could be down to a mixture of the uptake of pharmaceuticals by the plants and the pharmaceuticals leaching beyond the sampling depth of the soil. (
  • Historical deposition of coal ash used for residential, commercial, and industrial heating, as well as for industrial processes such as ore smelting, were a common source of contamination in areas that were industrialized before about 1960. (
  • Chromium can enter the atmosphere as a result of fossil fuel burning, steel production, stainless steel welding, and Cr manufacturing, whereas, discharges into water and soil can result from industrial processes such as electroplating, tanning, dyeing, water treatment, or disposal of coal ash ( USEPA 1995 ). (
  • Research within SoCon focuses on increasing knowledge on processes that govern fate and transport of chemicals in soils, through education and research. (
  • Research within SoPHy focuses on the physical and hydraulic properties of and processes in the unsaturated (vadose) zone of the soil, and on small-scale techniques for in site water conservation and rainwater harvesting. (
  • In both cases, the waste/soil mixture is loaded into the container and the heating processes begins when the electrodes are turned on. (
  • This study aims to assess fungal ITS and bacterial 16S rRNA gene diversity using high-throughput sequencing in rhizospheric soils and roots of three plant species ( Solidago canadensis, Populus balsamifera , and Lycopus europaeus ) growing spontaneously in three petroleum hydrocarbon polluted sedimentation basins. (
  • This let us to speculate that in petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soils, AMF may release chemical compounds by which they recruit beneficial microbes to tolerate or degrade the PHPs present in the soil. (
  • Most plant species, including crops, cannot tolerate the toxic effects of soil pollutants, which dramatically impair their growth and development. (
  • Portugal) discovered that two genes from baker's yeast can increase plant resistance to a broad range of toxic substances, enabling their growth in contaminated soils. (
  • Their data revealed significant contamination, showing two to three times higher levels of toxic elements than normal. (
  • In its May 24th, late-night meeting, the Irvine School Board stood firm in its determination to open Portola High School to its first 9th grade class in August, despite soil-gas test findings that showed site-wide contamination from toxic petrochemicals - including benzene, known to cause leukemia and other diseases, and toluene, a neurotoxicant damaging to brain development and the central nervous system. (
  • The Board accepted, without question, its own environmental consultant's controversial claim that the source of the toxic contamination is Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) recycled water that had been used in agriculture on the 40-acre Portola High School site that was once part of the former El Toro Marine Corps Airbase. (
  • A number of citizens openly scoffed at the notion - unsupported by any evidence - that recycled water used to irrigate crops was the source of the Portola High School toxic contamination. (
  • Others followed Agran to the podium, quickly pointing out that if recycled water was implicated in the site-wide toxic contamination found at Portola High School, then the entire City would be contaminated with toxic VOCs, because recycled water is used on public and private land throughout Irvine - in the City's parks and recreation areas, throughout common areas in residential villages and neighborhoods, along streets and parkways, and on school grounds. (
  • 2.5 to 3 million is medium contamination, and three to five million or above means there is high soil contamination. (
  • Now that PM Kan is out, the government dribbles out the information that it withheld as it de-emphasized and even attacked the reports of high soil contamination as measured by private entities including citizens' groups. (
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  • Breakdown of activities causing local soil contamination. (
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  • This research project is a case study of the Asarco Tacoma smelter and the historical antecendents of widespread soil contamination in the Puget Sound region. (
  • The purpose of this research is to examine the historical dimensions of a contemporary public health problem (widespread soil contamination) and the nature of the regulatory, public health, community and corporate responses to the problem. (
  • Soil samples were taken on a national UTM grid and analysed for a range of physical and chemical properties. (
  • In 2013, our scientists took soil samples near schools and kindergartens in Bayanzurkh District and the result was at fourth degree contamination. (
  • We cleaned the area surrounding Narantuul on our "Trash Bucket Challenge" day and we took samples from three different areas for soil testing. (
  • The soil samples presented values of 28.96 ±4.85 pg/g for PCDD/Fs and 11.46 ±1.92 pg/g for DL-PCBs. (
  • The PCDD/F profiles of the soil samples, contaminated eggs, and tissue samples were very similar and suggest a link between soil ingestion and dioxin contamination. (
  • The birds with access to the most contaminated soil presented liver PCDD/F levels that were twice as high as the other samples from the same bird. (
  • Gamma-ray emitting radionuclides and plutonium isotopes in a series of soil samples collected from the heavily contaminated areas outside the 20-km exclusion zone, as well as from Okuma Town adjacent to the plant, were measured. (
  • Trace amounts of plutonium isotopes originating from the accident were detected mainly in soil samples from Iitate Village and in limited soil samples from Okuma Town. (
  • In Situ Analysis (no sample preparation) provides fast, nondestructive analysis directly on the soil enabling speedy determination of the contamination plume while minimizing the number of samples being sent to the lab. (
  • The Ministry measured the soil samples from about 2,200 locations. (
  • Krishna and Govil in 2004 collected soil samples from the Pali Industrial area, present in the western state of Rajasthan. (
  • Krishna and Govil also did a similar study in 2007 and collected soil samples from the industrial area of Surat city, present in the western state of Gujarat. (
  • The study involved a laboratory based analysis of soil samples collected in the neighbourhood of five fuel filling stations systematically selected during the study. (
  • Two local government areas were randomly selected for the study, they were split into five natural clusters and soil samples were purposively collected from the neighbourhood of one fueling station per cluster. (
  • To understand the impact of long-term oil contamination on microbial community structure soil samples were taken from oil fields located in different industrial regions across Kadi, near Ahmedabad, India. (
  • On September 1, 2004, personnel from IDALS visited the site to conduct an evaluation of the premises of the property and to collect soil samples in locations where it was reported the dogs had been digging (the family owns two dogs in addition to the dog that died). (
  • Soil samples were collected by the IDALS pesticide inspector in four areas where there was evidence of the dogs digging. (
  • Soil samples were collected from the top 3-inches of soil at the edges of the dug out areas and analyzed for endrin. (
  • Table 1 includes summary of the laboratory evaluation of the soil samples. (
  • The derived results indicated that PAHs contamination in the majority of studied soil samples was caused by both petrogenic and pyrogenic process. (
  • The map show the measurements done from some 2200 soil samples. (
  • In this work, we apply a spICP-MS method for the detection of engineered copper nanomaterials in colloidal extracts from natural soil samples. (
  • Soil samples were collected randomly from the site and subjected to physico-chemical tests before experimentation. (
  • The study found no indication of any of the pharmaceuticals in the soil samples taken from each of the four batches. (
  • The urease activity of the soil was inhibited. (
  • 99.9 g·kg -1 of soil) on the physicochemical properties of soil, the yield of oat (Borowiak) and maize (Reduta), selected soil bacteria count and the activity of soil enzymes: dehydrogenases, urease, alkaline and acid phosphatases. (
  • Physical removal of contaminated soil, followed by treatment at a plant or off-site. (
  • Plant-based techniques were tested for field-scale evaluation of tritium contamination adjacent to a low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) facility in the Amargosa Desert, Nevada. (
  • China doesn't have any choice other than contaminated soil to plant fruits and vegetables. (
  • Our soil contamination is much less compared to China, so we can do some research and plant fruits and vegetables in our soil. (
  • Plant contamination and phytot. (
  • In polluted soils, the root-associated microbes contribute to alleviation of plant stress, improve nutrient uptake and may either degrade or sequester a large range of soil pollutants. (
  • According to these authors, ash increased soil porosity and pH and enriched the soil with the elements such as P, K, Ca, Mg, Mn, Cu, Zn and P, necessary for plant growth and development. (
  • Soil provides nutrients and water that are absorbed through plant roots and contribute to the regulation of water and atmospheric gases and therefore play an important role in climate regulation. (
  • Plant parts can be categorized into three groups (root, stem, and leaf/fruit) based on the risk of viral contamination from irrigation water. (
  • J. of Plant Soil Environ. (
  • Lead phytoextraction from contaminated soil with high-biomass plant species. (
  • In a nuclear power plant, detection and measurement of radioactivity and contamination is often the job of a Certified Health Physicist. (
  • The soil and the radish plant material were analyzed using liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) to detect the presence of any of the pharmaceutical products. (
  • The harvest will be less contaminated, however, it is hard to predict the level of soil contamination in the following years. (
  • The Ministry of Education and Science announced that it will conduct the aerial survey of 23 prefectures (out of total 47) to determine the level of soil contamination. (
  • General common in coniferous forest soils such as Penicillium and Oidiodendron virtually vanished, while less frequent species like Paecilomyces farinosus and Geomyces pannorum dominated the site close to the smelter. (
  • In a contaminated and remediated area in SW Spain, we determined the long‐term effects of different tree species on soil functionality. (
  • After the Aznalcóllar mine‐spill, a largescale phytostabilisation plan was launched including sludge and soil removal, amendment addition and native tree species afforestation. (
  • The studied tree species were found to affect differently the soil chemistry and microbial communities. (
  • White poplar and stone pine were the tree species with the greatest effects on soil. (
  • These relationships may indicate competition among bacterial species in agronomic soils. (
  • Ceratonia, Fraxinus , and Populus were the tree species most effective at reducing trace elements availability in the soil underneath them. (
  • Microbial community structures of rhizospheric soils and roots were compared with those of microbes associated with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal (AMF) spores to determine the links between the root and rhizosphere communities and those associated with AMF. (
  • For example, growing cities are producing mounds of garbage that end up in landfills and enter the soil, up to 80 percent of which could be recycled. (
  • This type of contamination typically arises from the rupture of underground storage tanks , application of pesticides , percolation of contaminated surface water to subsurface strata, leaching of wastes from landfills or direct discharge of industrial wastes to the soil. (
  • EC, 2002, Communication of 16 April 2002 from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Towards a Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection [COM (2002) 179 final, 35 p. (
  • Potential management of the soilborne Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus fungi, a food contaminate that causes human and animal health problem, may be possible through maintaining an appropriate soil microbial diversity. (
  • Microbial diversity was higher in peanut soils with bahiagrass and cotton rotations over continuous peanuts. (
  • Our results indicated that soil microbial diversity (Shannon diversity index) decreased significantly with contamination. (
  • Oil spills have been pivotal in delineating microbial diversity at the affected site in contrast to the pristine soil. (
  • Suppliers claim that dissolved oxygen released in the saturated zone promotes biological growth for degrading a wide range of hydrocarbons dissolved in water and sorbed onto soil particles. (
  • One third of the plastic produced globally ends up in our soils with plastic particles then entering the food chain and the environment. (
  • Soil contamination is the result of various human activities, including but not limited to construction, personal care products in sewage sludge, lead from traffic and highway runoff. (