Heavy Metals in Soils
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For the purposes of this Issue Paper, those metals most commonly found at Superfund sites will be discussed in terms of the processes affecting their behavior in soils as well as laboratory methods available to evaluate this behavior. The retention capacity of soil will also be discussed in terms of the movement of metals between the other environmental compartments including ground water, surface water, or the atmosphere. Long-term changes in soil environmental conditions, due to the effects of remediation systems or to natural weathering processes, are also discussed with respect to the enhanced mobility of metals in soils.
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