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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
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.
reports can be found at the New Jersey Environmental Digital Library
by selecting the links below:
below is in Adobe PDF format.
RESEARCH PROJECT SUMMARY
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.
Division of Science, Research and Environmental Health
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