Arsenic, lead and nickel accumulation in Rubus ulmifolius growing in contaminated soil in Portugal.

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This work investigates the potential of Rubus ulmifolius, indigenous to a metal contaminated site--Esteiro de Estarreja--for phytoremediation purposes. The site has a long history of metal contamination. The accumulation of lead (Pb), arsenic (As) and nickel (Ni) in different sections--roots, stems and leaves - of the plant was assessed and compared to the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.09.102

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