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Arsenic Content in Arable Land of the Ząbkowice District

Jarosław Kaszubkiewicz
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  • Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, The Faculty of Life Sciences and Technology, Wrocław, Poland
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/ Ewa Pora
  • Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, The Faculty of Life Sciences and Technology, Wrocław, Poland
/ Dorota Kawałko
  • Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, The Faculty of Life Sciences and Technology, Wrocław, Poland
/ Paweł Jezierski
  • Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, The Faculty of Life Sciences and Technology, Wrocław, Poland
Published Online: 2014-06-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ceer-2014-0007

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the content of arsenic in soils used for agriculture in the Ząbkowicki district. The content of arsenic in collected soil samples ranged 1.1-569.5 mg·kg-1. The standard for arable lands of Group B has been exceeded in 24 out of 231 test points. The highest concentrations occurred in the Złoty Stok commune. This is due to the output of arsenic and gold in this area. Exceeding the standard also occurred in neighboring communes: Kamieniec Ząbkowicki and Ziębice. This is due to the blowing and washing pollutions form the source of contamination, the arsenic mines in the Złoty Stok commune.

Keywords: arsenic; arable land; Ząbkowicki district

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*Corresponding author: Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, The Faculty of Life Sciences and Technology, Grunwaldzka 53, 50-375 Wrocław, Poland; tel. +48713205603


Published Online: 2014-06-26


Citation Information: Civil And Environmental Engineering Reports, ISSN (Online) 2450-8594, ISSN (Print) 2080-5187, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ceer-2014-0007. Export Citation

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