Soil contamination at an old lead smeltery, investigation and alternative remedial action techniques

Margareta Wahlström, Pasi Vahanne, Leena Maidell-Münster

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Abstract

The lead smeltery in Vantaa, Finland, operated during the years 1929–1984. It’s raw materials were primarily lead accumulators and lead scrap leaving as a by-product a waste slag which was partly stored within the smeltery boundaries. The site is situated on an important ground water area and speculators are now planning to use it as a business centre. Ground water samples have been monitored by the local authorities who have found that lead concentrations have not been significant. Earlier soil samples from the surroundings have shown elevated lead concentrations in the top soil.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContaminated Soil '90
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Third International KfK/TNO Conference on Contaminated Soil
EditorsF. Arendt, M. Hinsenveldt, W.J. van den Brink
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer
Pages703-704
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-011-3270-1
ISBN (Print)978-94-010-5443-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event3rd International KfK/TNO Conference on Contaminated Soil - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 10 Dec 199014 Dec 1990

Conference

Conference3rd International KfK/TNO Conference on Contaminated Soil
CountryGermany
CityKarlsruhe
Period10/12/9014/12/90

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    Wahlström, M., Vahanne, P., & Maidell-Münster, L. (1990). Soil contamination at an old lead smeltery, investigation and alternative remedial action techniques. In F. Arendt, M. Hinsenveldt, & W. J. van den Brink (Eds.), Contaminated Soil '90: Proceedings of the Third International KfK/TNO Conference on Contaminated Soil (pp. 703-704). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-3270-1_148