Four diferent sampling surveys were carried out in 1998 to evaluate the possible causes of severe mercury contamination involving many wells spread over a vast territory along the coast of southern Tuscany (Italy). Several samples of groundwater and coastal sea water were collected to determine the Hg, Cl, Ar, He and N contents. Anthropogenic or deep-seated sources of the Hg involved in the contamination event can be excluded. The observed coupling of Hg pollution with progressive salt water intrusion along the coastal aquifer indicates a close causal relation between these two phenomena.
|Titolo:||Does salt water intrusion constitute a mercury contamination risk for coastal fresh water aquifers?|
RICCOBONO, FRANCESCO (Corresponding)
|Citazione:||Protano, G., Riccobono, F., & Sabatini, G. (2000). Does salt water intrusion constitute a mercury contamination risk for coastal fresh water aquifers?. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, 110(3), 451-458.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|