Solid phase distribution of chromium in industrially contaminated urban soil, Glasgow

Broadway, A.; Farmer, J.G.; Ngwenya, B.T.; Cave, M.R.; Fordyce, F.M.; Bewley, R.J.F.. 2007 Solid phase distribution of chromium in industrially contaminated urban soil, Glasgow. In: Abstracts of the 13th Biennial National Atomic Spectroscopy Symposium. Glasgow, UK, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1pp.

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Like many cities throughout the UK, Glasgow has a long history of both urbanisation and industrialisation, resulting in elevated concentrations of potentially harmful elements. Between 1830 and 1968 Glasgow was home to one of the world’s largest producers of chromium-based chemicals. Chromite ore processing residue (COPR) arising from the factory was used as infill material across large areas of SE Glasgow, resulting in widespread land contamination with Cr(VI), a known carcinogen of significant mobility1,2. A recent survey by the British Geological Survey (BGS) of the Glasgow urban environment has highlighted numerous sites with chromium concentrations exceeding guideline values generated by the Contaminated Land Exposure Assessment (CLEA) model

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Chemical and Biological Hazards
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 09 Aug 2012 13:48 +0 (UTC)

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