Soil pollution with copper and zinc in the Southeastern administrative district of Moscow

Soil pollution with copper and zinc in the Southeastern administrative district of Moscow Russian Jmmlal qf Ecolog3; Vol. 31, No. I, 2(t00. pp. 55-58. Translated from Ekoh,giya. No. I, 2000. pp. 61~4. Origimd Russian Text Copyright 9 2(100 hy Ixldonimt. La&min. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Soil Pollution with Copper and Zinc in the Southeastern Administrative District of Moscow N. N. Ladonina j, D. V. Ladonin 2 1institute of Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Crystal Chemisoy of Rare Elements, ul. Veresaeva 15, Moscow, 121327 Russia 2Moscow State University, Vorob'evy goo,, Moscow, 119899 Russia Received March I I, 1998 Key words: soils, urban areas, copper, zinc. High technogenic loads on the soil are typical of urban medium silt prevailed in the studied soils. These results territories. In large industrial cities, soil pollution is char- agree with the data obtained by other authors (Stroga- acterized by the input of large amounts of heavy metals nova et al., 1990). (HM) coming to the surface from different sources. Soil fractions were used for determining concentra- We analyzed soil samples taken in the Southeastern tions of copper and zinc extracted with 1N HNO3. The administrative district of Moscow, one of the most eco- results showed that relative amounts of copper and zinc logically threatened regions of the city. The purpose of extracted Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Soil pollution with copper and zinc in the Southeastern administrative district of Moscow

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