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Selection of Remedial Alternatives for Soil Contaminated with Heavy Metals

Authored by: Nazih K. Shammas

Remediation of Heavy Metals in the Environment

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781466510012
eBook ISBN: 9781315374536
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315374536-5

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Abstract

Metals account for much of the contamination found at hazardous waste sites. They are present in the soil and ground water at approximately 65% of the Superfund sites. The metals most frequently identified are lead, arsenic, chromium, cadmium, nickel, and zinc. Other metals often identified as contaminants include copper and mercury.

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