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FORESTS 13/01/21 New Topsoil Sampler for the Assessment and Monitoring of Forest Soil Contamination. The forest litter and underlying mineral topsoil are typically sampled and analyzed separately although they are in a dynamic balance, which ensures macro- and microelement cycling in the forest ecosystem, including the flux and accumulation of xenobiotics in the contaminated sites.

FORESTS 13/01/21 New Topsoil Sampler for the Assessment and Monitoring of Forest Soil Contamination

Although the national legal regulations specify single limits of element concentration for the entire “topsoil” layer, irrespectively of the kind of materials resting at the earth surface down to the specified depth, the direct analysis of bicomponent forest topsoil (litter + mineral topsoil) was problematic because of the lack of a suitable sampler. The paper presents a comparative analysis of Cu, Pb, and Zn concentrations in the forest topsoil layers (0–25 cm), sampled using a new construction sampler invented for a joint collection of the litter layer and underlying mineral layer (to the specified depth). ►▼ Show Figures Figure 1 ►▼ Show Figures Figure 1. Science of The Total Environment Volume 687, 15 October 2019, Spatial assessment of farmland soil pollution and its potential human health risks in China. Journal of Environmental Management Volume 242 Volume 242, 15 July 2019, Diagnosis of soil contamination using microbiological indices: A review on heavy metal pollution.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Special Issue "Soil Pollution and Risk Assessment" - Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2021. Special Issue Editors Dr.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Special Issue "Soil Pollution and Risk Assessment" - Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2021.

Anabela CachadaWebsiteGuest Editor CIIMAR-UP & Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, s/n, 4169-007 Porto, PortugalInterests: risk assessment; soil pollution; bioavailability; fate of pollutants; pollution monitoring Dr. Veronica NogueiraWebsiteGuest Editor. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Special Issue "Soil Contamination and Ecotoxicity" - Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021. Dr.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Special Issue "Soil Contamination and Ecotoxicity" - Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Bożena SmreczakWebsiteGuest Editor. Environmental Pollution Volume 250, July 2019, Legal measures to prevent and manage soil contamination and to increase food safety for consumer health: The case of Spain. APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL SCIENCE 01/06/12 Impact of Human Activities on Soil Contamination. The impact of human activities on soil contamination is becoming a worldwide problem.

APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL SCIENCE 01/06/12 Impact of Human Activities on Soil Contamination

As the human population continues growing, environmental quality and human health are becoming increasingly important. The study of contaminated soils has emerged as an important frontier in environmental research. AGRICULTURE 19/01/20 Exploring the Topics of Soil Pollution and Agricultural Economics: Highlighting Good Practices. The evolution of the agricultural sector around the world has generated positive and negative externalities at social, economic and environmental levels.

AGRICULTURE 19/01/20 Exploring the Topics of Soil Pollution and Agricultural Economics: Highlighting Good Practices

These impacts from the modernization of agriculture would not be, themselves, problematic if the global balance were positive, in sustainable development. However, in some cases, the negative externalities overlap the positive outcomes, namely in soil pollution from the application of fertilizers and crop protection products. From this perspective, the main objective of this study is to explore the relationships between the two following topics: soil pollution and agricultural economics. For this a literature survey was performed from the Web of Science platform based on these two topics put together.

From the Web of Science, 45 studies were found and were clustered and explored first through the software VOSviewer. ►▼ Show Figures. HEER Webinar Series via youtube 23/02/19 Risk-Based Characterization of Contaminated Soil and Sediment (February 20, 2019) EUROPA_EU - 2018 - Status of local soil contamination in Europe: Revision of the indicator “Progress in the management contaminated sites in Europe” Abstract:

EUROPA_EU - 2018 - Status of local soil contamination in Europe: Revision of the indicator “Progress in the management contaminated sites in Europe”

PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-005733-18 Soil and subsoil pollution caused by the illegal disposal of industrial waste, including on Natura 2000 sites. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-005138-18 Fracking. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question P-005212-18 Clean-up of the Tre Monti dump site in Bussi sul Tirino in Abruzzo. Recycling 2016, 1(3), 328-342; Using Risk Assessment and Management Approaches to Develop Cost-Effective and Sustainable Mine Waste Management Strategies.

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Recycling 2016, 1(3), 328-342; Using Risk Assessment and Management Approaches to Develop Cost-Effective and Sustainable Mine Waste Management Strategies

Introduction Mining and metallurgical activities produce a considerable amount of waste that contains metals and metalloids, usually in high concentrations. As a result, mining waste facilities are associated with soil contamination posing a significant risk to both human health and the environment. According to a recent report produced by the JRC in collaboration with the EEA [1] the number of potentially contaminated sites in Europe is estimated at 2.5 million, while the identified ones are around 342,000. Applied and Environmental Soil Science Volume 2016 (2016), Integrated Approaches to Soil Contamination Monitoring. INTECH - 2014 - Soil Contamination, Risk Assessment and Remediation. PERMACULTURENEWS 03/04/17 Soil Contamination: Its Causes, Effects, and Solutions. What is Soil Contamination?

PERMACULTURENEWS 03/04/17 Soil Contamination: Its Causes, Effects, and Solutions

Soil contamination refers to the destruction of land that could be used constructively by human activities, either directly or indirectly. Presently, 300,000 ha of UK land is thought to be contaminated by toxic elements such as lead and arsenic. The same goes for the other industrialized nations which are the worst hit. The developing countries are also steadily but surely moving toward this direction.This should be cause for great concern considering the devastating effects soil pollution brings to the environment. HELIYON - APRIL 2017 - Ecological risk assessment of agricultural soils for the definition of soil screening values: A comparison between substance-based and matrix-based approaches. <div class="msgBox" style="margin-top:10px;"><span class="errMsg"><div>JavaScript is disabled on your browser.

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PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-002576-17 ‘Zincherie Adriatiche’ industrial plant: soil and aquifer contamination. The limited liability company ‘Zincherie Adriatiche S.r.l’ owns a hot-dip galvanising plant for ferrous metals, situated in the town of Diso, near Lecce, in Italy, which has not been operational since April 2015.

PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-002576-17 ‘Zincherie Adriatiche’ industrial plant: soil and aquifer contamination

In September 2016, the Diso municipal council gave its approval for the factory to be converted from a galvanising plant into an accommodation facility, without providing for the clean-up of the site. In November 2016, the results of the tests carried out by ARPA Puglia confirmed the presence of metals such as beryllium, tin and zinc in the land adjacent to the plant at higher levels than those permitted by Legislative Decree 152/2006, part IV, Attachment 5, Table 1.

What is more, groundwater tests revealed the presence of arsenic at concentrations more than twice the permitted limit. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-007443-16 Soil contamination. VMGMART via YOUTUBE 02/05/13 Webinar on Bioengineering Solutions for Contaminated Soil and Waste Water Treatment. LanduseKN via YOUTUBE 09/07/13 A Rapid Bioassay for PHC-contaminated Soil - John Ashworth. Civil Contractors Federation VIC via YOUTUBE 28/08/14 Identifying the Risk of Potentially Contaminated Soil. HEER WEBINAR via YOUTUBE 13/05/15 Long Term Management of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater. Ann. Ist. Super. Sanità vol.50 n.2 Roma Apr./Jun. 2014 Cancer incidence in Italian contaminated sites. Cancer incidence in Italian contaminated sites Pietro CombaI; Paolo RicciII,III; Ivano IavaroneI; Roberta PirastuIV; Carlotta BuzzoniIII,VI; Mario FuscoIII,VII; Stefano FerrettiIII,VIII; Lucia FazzoI; Roberto PasettoI; Amerigo ZonaI; Emanuele CrocettiIII, V; for ISS-AIRTUM Working Group for the study of cancer incidence in contaminated sites* IDipartimento di Ambiente e Connessa Prevenzione Primaria, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy IIRegistro Tumori di Mantova, Mantua, Italy IIIAIRTUM, Associazione Italiana dei Registri Tumori, Italy IVDipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie "Charles Darwin", Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy VUnità di Epidemiologia Clinica e Descrittiva, Istituto per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica, Florence, Italy VIRegistro Tumori di Napoli (ASL Napoli 4), Naples, Italy VIIRegistro Tumori di Ferrara, Dipartimento di Chirurgia e Medicina Sperimentale, Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy Address for correspondence INTRODUCTION.

M. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-004813-15 Pollution and demilitarisation of the Marola area (La Spezia, Liguria, Italy) For over 100 years the Italian navy has occupied around 8 hectares of land off the sea-front of Marola (La Spezia, Italy), which in recent years has become nothing more than a dumping ground for scrap and pollutant waste, even though it lies just 100 metres away from schools and housing.

Residents have long been calling for the demilitarisation and reclamation of this area, the use of which is being needlessly denied them, with no business activities having been conducted there for over 20 years. The areas of land and stretches of water are instead just being used as a dump, with mooring for ships, various forms of scrap and sheds with asbestos roofing all posing significant environmental risks. The substantial presence of asbestos and heavy metals has also been acknowledged by a conference of departments within the Italian Ministry for the Environment. 1.

PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-002577-15 Soil pollution along the Adriatic and Ionian coastlines. International Journal of GEOMATE, May, 2016, LESSONS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON OF CONTAMINATED LAND POLICIES WITH RISK GOVERNANCE IN JAPAN, THE NETHERLANDS, AND THE UK. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY - 2016 - A Study on Different Human Health Risk Assessment Tools for Contaminated Soil. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-003875-16 Soil contamination in Brindisi.

PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-002338-16 Toxic soil problem in Romania. Romania is faced with the problem of toxic soil in areas where factories used to be located and areas where chemical industry activities were carried out. These types of site not only cause considerable damage to the soil but also have a negative effect on the life and health of those in the immediate surroundings. Romania currently has a strategy to remedy this situation, but both the remedy and the investigations which need to be carried out on each contaminated or potentially contaminated site are extremely expensive. This strategy is split into different periods: by 2020 the problem of contaminated sites needs to be resolved as a matter of urgency and by 2050 the problems linked to potentially contaminated sites should be resolved.

It is true that we have a large number of these sites, but the period for fixing those problems is extremely long, and during that period the sites will continue to cause harm to both the environment and the lives of people in general. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-000460-16 Contaminated food, Campania. Water Air Soil Pollut. 2015; 226(5): 142. Geostatistical Microscale Study of Magnetic Susceptibility in Soil Profile and Magnetic Indicators of Potential Soil Pollution. INTECH 26/03/14 Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination. Edited by Maria C. Hernandez-Soriano, ISBN 978-953-51-1235-8, 918 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 26, 2014 under CC BY 3.0 licenseDOI: 10.5772/57086 Soil is an irreplaceable resource that sustains life on the planet, challenged by food and energy demands of an increasing population. Therefore, soil contamination constitutes a critical issue to be addressed if we are to secure the life quality of present and future generations.

Integrated efforts from researchers and policy makers are required to develop sound risk assessment procedures, remediation strategies and sustainable soil management policies. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-004813-15 Pollution and demilitarisation of the Marola area (La Spezia, Liguria, Italy)

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY 01/04/14 Protecting our soil with the RECARE project - A growing world population has to deal with increas. A growing world population has to deal with increasingly urgent issues of food security, flooding and drought, as well as pollution which threaten agricultural productivity and the environment. The answer to all these urgent issues could rest in the soil. In the RECARE project we aim to find and share solutions to protect our soils.

Soil is vital to supporting food production as well as the filtering of water consumed by humans and plants. In addition, soil cycles and stores nutrients which are key to supporting life, as well as holding water to alleviate the stresses of both drought and flooding and storing carbon to mitigate against climate change. Soils under increasing threat. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH - 2013 - Contaminated Sites in Europe: Review of the Current Situation Based on Data. EHP - DEC 2013 - Urban Gardening: Managing the Risks of Contaminated Soil. 2010 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Soil Solutions for a Changing World 1 – 6 August 2010, Brisbane, Human and ecological. DEFRA 10/04/12 Contaminated land statutory guidance.