Mercury in plants, soil and atmosphere near a chlor-alkali complex
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- Maserti, B.E. & Ferrara, R. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution (1991) 56: 15. doi:10.1007/BF00342257
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Data of atmospheric Hg concentrations measured near the chlor-alkali complex of Rosignano Solvay (Livorno, Italy) show that the impact of the industry on the terrestrial environment is restricted to a close area around; background values (3 to 5 ng m−3) are reached within a radius of 4 to 5 km. Hg levels in plants (Poasp. Pinusnigra and Solidagosp.) and in soil show the highest values in the sampling stations near the electrolytic cells.