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    Soil contamination and health risks associated with former Pb and Zn ore smelting in Kabwe, Zambia
    Ettler, Vojtěch
    Knésl, Ilja
    Kříbek, Bohdan
    Majer, Vladimír
    Mihaljevič, M.
    Nyambe, I.
    Šráček, Ondřej
    Ziwa, G.
Publication type
    článek ve sborníku
Source title - monograph
    Mining and the Environment in Africa. - Proceedings ot the inaugural Workshop of the IGCP/SIDA Project No. 594, Kitwe, Zambia, October 17th-18th, 2011
    Akce: 2011 ; Kitwe
Thesaurus term
    soil contamination, Kitwe, smelter, Zambia
Abstract (in english)
   In order to distinguish natural concentrations of metals from those ascribed to contamination by dust fallout, the soil sampling in the area of former Pb and Zn smelter in Kabwe, Zambia, was undertaken at two depth horizons: in contaminated topsoil and in reference soil horizon at a depth of 80-90 cm which is not affected by dust fallout. It was found that total Cd, Pb, Zn, Cu and Se contents are significantly higher in topsoil relative to subsurface soil over a large part of the surveyed area.
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (RIV)
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Import date
    15. 10. 2014