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Ambient Levels of Metals in New Jersey Soils

These three studies, conducted between 1997 and 2002, determined acid-extractable concentrations of metals in surface soils of New Jersey in locations unaffected by point source contamination or local discharges. Two studies determined metal concentrations in urban areas of the Piedmont and Coastal Plain physiographic provinces, and the third study focused on three rural physiographic provinces in the state.

The reports can be found at the New Jersey Environmental Digital Library by selecting the links below:

The file below is in Adobe PDF format.


Both total and acid-extractable concentrations of arsenic, beryllium and other elements were measured in glauconite and glauconitic soils in New Jersey. Many of the soils studied were largely devoid of anthropogenic sources of arsenic other than minor atmospheric contributions.

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