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Geochemical Behavior and Pollution of Soils in Gwangju City

  • Journal of Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Abbr : J EIA
  • 2005, 14(6), pp.415-425
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Research Area : Engineering > Environmental Engineering

SHINSANGEUN 1 KimJooYong 1 Kangho Oh 1

1전남대학교

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ABSTRACT

To examine the geochemical behavior and pollution of soils in Gwangju City, an analysis wascarried out for pH, on the contents of metals, and organic carbon. Soil samples were taken fromenvirons areas, industrial areas and downtown areas. The major factor controlling the behaviorof metallic elements in the soil was chemical weathering of clay mineral in the environs areas,industrialization, and urbanization. Heavy metals including Cu, Pb and Zn were highlyenriched for the samples from central part of downtown area. This indicated that theurbanization and the industrialization affected soil pollution. The results show that soilpollution in a metropolitan city which is caused by harmful heavy metals is severest in thecenter of the city. In consequence, it is inevitable that practical measures should be taken toprevent soil pollution expansion.

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