Water Air & Soil Pollution

, Volume 56, Issue 1, pp 15–20

Mercury in plants, soil and atmosphere near a chlor-alkali complex

  • B. E. Maserti
  • R. Ferrara
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00342257

Cite this article as:
Maserti, B.E. & Ferrara, R. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution (1991) 56: 15. doi:10.1007/BF00342257

Abstract

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.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. E. Maserti
    • 1
  • R. Ferrara
    • 1
  1. 1.C.N.R. - Istituto di BiofisicaPisaItaly