Soil 331

Soil 331 - 3/31/2008 Soil pollution Xenobiotics The...

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Soil pollution Xenobiotics The introduction of substances or organisms, orenergy into the soil, resulting in a change of the soil quality, which is likely to affect the nnormal use of the soil or endangering public health and the living environment. Soil pollutions 1. Spills: - Accidents involving vehicles - Trail derailment near Bordulac o 170,000 L of anhydrous ammonia ( NH3) released o unknown amount of urea (( NH2, ) 2 CO2) spilled Oil Spills Exxon Valdex, Alaska, March 1989 - 37000 tons of oil - 1800 km of coasts affected - Largest spill in US water - Most expensive response in oil spill history. AMOCO CADIZ, France, March 1978 - 227000 tons of oil - 320 Km of coasts affected - Largest spill in world’s history - One of the most comprehensively studied Illegal dumping Liquid pollutant on soil surface - Might be washed away - Could volatilize - Could infiltrate the soil 1. Accidents 1. Buried Wastes - Example of Love Conal, 1978 - 20,000 tons toxic waste buried - State of emergency. 2.
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