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Main Title Heavy-metal accumulation in soil and vegetation from smelter emissions /
Author Ratsch, Hilman C.,
CORP Author National Ecological Research Lab., Corvallis, Oreg.
Publisher National Environmental Research Center, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-660/3-74-012
Stock Number PB-237 719
OCLC Number 01193797
Subjects Heavy metals. ; Soil pollution. ; Air--Pollution--Washington (State)--Tacoma. ; Copper industry and trade--Waste disposal--Environmental aspects. ; Plants--Effect of air pollution on. ; Air--Pollution--Washington--Tacoma
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Metals ; Soils ; Vegetation ; Smelters ; Lead(Metal) ; Arsenic ; Cadmium ; Mercury(Metal) ; Concentration(Composition) ; Accumulation ; Residues ; Biodeterioration ; Toxicity ; Dose rate ; Sampling ; Washington(State) ; Heavy metals ; Tacoma Smelter ; Tacoma(Washington) ; Air pollution effects(Plants)
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 660-3-74-012 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/02/2012
EJBD  EPA 660-3-74-012 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/30/2014
EKBD  EPA-660/3-74-012 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/12/2015
ESBD  EPA-600-3-74-012 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 03/17/1995
NTIS  PB-237 719 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation iv, 23 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.
Soil and plant samples were collected along north-south and northeast-southwest transects radiating out from the Tacoma Smelter. The concentrations of lead, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury in garden soil decline with increasing distance from the smelter. The concentrations of arsenic and cadmium in vegetation also decrease at increasing distance from the smelter, but lead and mercury concentrations did not appear to be related to distance from the smelter. The heavy-metal levels in the samples demonstrate the accumulation of large amounts of metals in surface soils and the availability of metals to plants. When these values are compared to 'average' heavy-metal contents a deterioration of the quality of the soil and the presence of heavy metals at levels toxic to some plants is shown.
"August 1974." U.S. G.P.O. sales statement incorrect in publication.