Technical Guidance Sheet (TGS) on normal levels of contaminants in English soils : nickel (Ni) : technical guidance sheet TGS05, July 2012
Defra. 2012 Technical Guidance Sheet (TGS) on normal levels of contaminants in English soils : nickel (Ni) : technical guidance sheet TGS05, July 2012. Defra, 4pp. (Soils R&D Project SP1008)Before downloading, please read NORA policies.
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Nickel (Ni) is a metallic element with an affinity for iron (Fe) and sulphur (S) and has a reported abundance in the Earth’s crust of about 20 mg/kg and so it is referred to as a trace element. The rocks with the highest Ni contents are those with a very “mafic” composition (i.e. rich in Fe and Mg minerals) such as serpentinites (1400 - 2000 mg/kg). Rocks with the lowest Ni contents are granites, sandstones and limestones (5 - 15 mg/kg). This element is considered as a contaminant because some Ni compounds are carcinogenic and Ni can cause allergic skin reactions in some individuals.
|Item Type:||Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Programmes:||BGS Programmes 2010 > Land Use, Planning and Development|
|Date made live:||16 Oct 2012 07:43|
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