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    Using S and Pb isotope ratios to trace leaching of toxic substances from an acid-impacted industrial-waste landfill (Pozdatky, Czech Republic)
    Bláha, Vladimír
    Bůzek, František
    Erbanová, Lucie
    Holeček, Jan
    Jačková, Ivana
    Novák, Martin
    Pacherová, Petra
    Pačes, Tomáš
    Rukavičková, Lenka
    Veron, Alain
Publication type
    článek v periodiku
Source title - serial
    Journal of Hazardous Materials
    Roč. 235-236, č. 15 October
Thesaurus term
    Toxic waste, Isotopes, Sulfur, Lead, Leaching
Abstract (in english)
   Isotopes can be instrumental in distinguishing between anthropogenic and geogenic species in groundwater. We studied sulfur and lead isotope ratios at an abandoned industrial-waste landfill, located in a densely populated part of Central Europe. Stable isotope variability in space and time was used to follow the movement of a groundwater plume, contaminated with toxic metals (Cd, Cr, Be), in fractured granitoids. Toxic metals had been mobilized from industrial waste by a strong pulse of sulfuric acid, also deposited in the landfill. Both tracers exhibited a wide range of values which facilitated identification of mixing end-members, and made it possible to assess the sources of the studied species. In situ fractionations did not hinder source apportionment. Combination of stable isotope tracers can be used as part of an early-warning system in landscapes affected by landfills.
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (RIV)
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Import date
    15. 10. 2014