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Mobility of Heavy Metals from Illegal Garbage Burn Piles in West Haven, Vermont

Show simple item record Baker, Roxanne 2015-05-29T18:55:13Z 2015-05-29T18:55:13Z 2015-05-06
dc.description Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Alfred University Honors Program. en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to evaluate the threat of three toxic heavy metals to the environment based on their estimated bioavailability and mobility. Since 2013 Helen Mango, Department of Natural Sciences at Castleton State College, has been collecting data from illegal garbage burn piles in the West Haven, Vermont area. Six samples were chosen from Mango's study to determine concentrations of lead, zinc, and barium. Mango's bulk chemical analysis was used to obtain an estimation of the concentrations of these metals in the six surface soil samples chosen for this study. Mango's study showed that ash and soil at the burn pile sites contain elevated concentrations of several metals, indicating that metals in the burned garbage are contaminating surface and some subsurface soils. en_US
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dc.subject Honors thesis en_US
dc.subject Environmental Studies en_US
dc.subject Toxicity en_US
dc.subject Metals en_US
dc.title Mobility of Heavy Metals from Illegal Garbage Burn Piles in West Haven, Vermont en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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