STP1264: Background Determination of Element and Anthropogenic Compounds in Soils of the Maryland Coastal Plain

    Nemeth, GR
    Project Manager, Geologist, and Toxicologist, ICF Kaiser Engineers, Abingdon, MD

    Romano, DJ
    Project Manager, Geologist, and Toxicologist, ICF Kaiser Engineers, Abingdon, MD

    Smegal, D
    Project Manager, Geologist, and Toxicologist, ICF Kaiser Engineers, Abingdon, MD

    Paul, J
    U.S. Army Project Manager, Directorate of Safety, Health, and Environment, MD

    Pages: 16    Published: Jan 1996


    Abstract

    Background concentrations of elements and anthropogenic compounds in soil were determined for the coastal plain region of the northern Chesapeake Bay in the vicinity of a major military facility. Soils used to establish background are from off-site locations. Lead and octachlorodibenzodioxin were determined to be anthropogenic regional contaminants. The background concentrations of arsenic, beryllium, and manganese exceed Region III Environmental Protection Agency risk based criteria for residential soils.

    Keywords:

    soil element concentrations, regional anthropogenic soil contamination, soil background, coastal plain, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Chesapeake Bay


    Paper ID: STP16013S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.14

    DOI: 10.1520/STP16013S


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