Title: Soil-plant relationships and contamination by trace elements: A review of twenty years of experimentation and monitoring after the Aznalcóllar (SW Spain) mine accident 
Resource Type: document --> case study 
Country: Spain 
Language(s): English
Year: 2019 
Author 1/Producer: Madejon, P.,  
Other Authors/Producers: M.T. Dominguez, E. Madejon, F. Cabrera, T. Maranon, and J.M. Murillo. 
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
Report/Document number/description: Science of the Total Environment 625:50-63(2018) 
Publisher Country: European Union 
Publisher web link (root): https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969717337105
Report / download web link (=direct link): https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004896971 ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Heavy metals
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
Short description: A literature review was conducted to summarize key research findings focused on soil-plant systems at the Aznalcollar mine since the occurrence of a large-scale mine accident in April 1998. The review includes information on mine slurry and contaminated soil characterization and on trace element (TE) monitoring performed over the past 20 years. Lab results on the soil amendments used as a reclamation technique at the site are discussed, focusing on the effects of different types of amendments at different spatial scales and their effectiveness with time. Other lab results discussed include monitoring TEs in soil and their transfer to plants to assess potential toxicity effects in the food web and using plants to biomonitor TEs in the environment. The experience acquired in making the Guadiamar Green Corridor a large-scale soil reclamation and phytoremediation case study is also evaluated  
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 16/10/2019

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