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Ecological Risk and Restoration Measures Relating to Heavy Metal Pollution in Industrial and Mining Wastelands

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School of Arts and Communication, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430000, China
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School of Resources and Environmental Engineering, Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan 430000, China
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School of Environmental Studies, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430000, China
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Wuhan Zondygreen Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd., Wuhan 430000, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(20), 3985; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph16203985
Received: 5 September 2019 / Revised: 10 October 2019 / Accepted: 15 October 2019 / Published: 18 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health in EIA/SEA)
In this study, we applied an integrated approach to an ecological risk evaluation of heavy metal pollution in industrial and mining wastelands in Yangxin County, China. A total of 72 sampling sites were designated in the study area. The results show that the potential ecological risk levels of Hg and Cd are higher, and the coefficient of variation of mercury levels is large. Cr, Cu, Zn, Pb, Ni, and As are all at low potential ecological risk. The land types with relatively high ecological risks are alum and coal mines. In the soil of alum mines, the risk due to mercury is higher, while in coal mine soil, the risk due to cadmium is relatively higher. View Full-Text
Keywords: heavy metal; soil; ecological risk; industrial and mining wastelands heavy metal; soil; ecological risk; industrial and mining wastelands
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Cheng, H.; Huang, L.; Ma, P.; Shi, Y. Ecological Risk and Restoration Measures Relating to Heavy Metal Pollution in Industrial and Mining Wastelands. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 3985. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph16203985

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Cheng H, Huang L, Ma P, Shi Y. Ecological Risk and Restoration Measures Relating to Heavy Metal Pollution in Industrial and Mining Wastelands. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(20):3985. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph16203985

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Cheng, Huangxin, Lei Huang, Pengtu Ma, and Yi Shi. 2019. "Ecological Risk and Restoration Measures Relating to Heavy Metal Pollution in Industrial and Mining Wastelands" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16, no. 20: 3985. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph16203985

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