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Title: Metal migration from coastal and estuarine landfills : an integrated geological study from southern England
Author: Njue, Cyprian
ISNI:       0000 0004 2701 0751
Awarding Body: University of Brighton
Current Institution: University of Brighton
Date of Award: 2010
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Uncontrolled landfills can cause the release of significant contamination. In South England and in other parts of the UK, historical landfills are spread along the coastal and estuarine marshes and mudflats, where waste was dumped without regard to the environment. Much of the pollution from these landfills may have been dispersed and diluted into coastal waters with little impact. However, fine-grained sediments within these environments may have trapped or sequestered metals. The aim of this study is to investigate the degree to which heavy metals from these historical sites may have contaminated the adjacent marshes and intertidal mudflats.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: F841 Coastal Environment ; F853 Pollution