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Identification of Potentially Contaminated Sites in a Medium-Sized Brazilian City

  • G. B. RampanelliEmail author
  • D. B. BalestrinEmail author
  • A. ThoméEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate methods of identification and quantification of potentially contaminated sites and the definition of one them for its application in the city of Erechim, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. For this research, national and international identification methods were consulted through a systematic bibliographic review. The compilation of data allowed the selection of the method developed by Company of Environmental Sanitation Technology of the State of São Paulo (CETESB), as it presented the largest number of steps for the identification process. The city of Erechim was selected because it presented industrial activity as the fastest growing sector. The application of the method allowed identification of 366 potentially contaminated sites, as well as the elaboration of a map with the location of areas. Finally, it was also noticed the need for greater public attention on the management of potentially contaminated sites, since there is still no consolidated structure responsible for the subject.

Keywords

Industrial areas Brazil Identification Method 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Passo FundoPasso FundoBrazil

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