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Heavy metals in soil and vegetation at Shallee Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary

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Show simple item record Breen, John Steinborn, Maria 2009-10-14T12:39:15Z 2009-10-14T12:39:15Z 1999
dc.identifier.citation Steinborn, M. and Breen, J. (1999) 'Heavy Metals in Soil and Vegetation at Shallee Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary' Biology and the Environment, Proc. Royal Irish Academy, 99B, 37-42. en
dc.description Peer-reviewed
dc.description.abstract Samples of soil, three higher plant species (Teucrium scorodonia, Primula vulgaris, and Succisa pratensis) and two moss species (Hylocomium splendens and Rhytidiadelphus loreus) were collected in 1995 from around some of the disused buildings and surrounding area of Shallee mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary. The samples were analysed for lead, copper and zinc, using flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Results indicated high lead levels in all soil and moss samples, but copper and zinc levels were similar to levels found in uncontaminated areas. Although mosses are used extensively for monitoring the aerial heavy metal contamination, correlations were found here between lead levels in mosses and their adjacent soil. This suggests possible local aerial lead deposition. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher The Royal Irish Academy en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Biology and Environment;Vol. 99B / pp. 37-42
dc.subject Teucrium scorodonia
dc.subject Primula vulgaris
dc.subject Succisa pratensis
dc.subject Hylocomium splendens
dc.subject Rhytidiadelphus loreus
dc.title Heavy metals in soil and vegetation at Shallee Mine, Silvermines, Co. Tipperary en
dc.type Journal Article
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.identifier.local 08SE2057

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