Dendrochemical assessment of mercury releases from a pond and dredged-sediment landfill impacted by a chlor-alkali plant.

Abstract

Although current Hg emissions from industrial activities may be accurately monitored, evidence of past releases to the atmosphere must rely on one or more environmental proxies. We used Hg concentrations in tree cores collected from poplars and willows to investigate the historical changes of Hg emissions from a dredged sediment landfill and compared them to a nearby control location. Our results demonstrated the potential value of using dendrochemistry to record historical Hg emissions from past industrial activities.

DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2016.03.034

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@article{Maillard2016DendrochemicalAO, title={Dendrochemical assessment of mercury releases from a pond and dredged-sediment landfill impacted by a chlor-alkali plant.}, author={François Maillard and Olivier Girardclos and Mohamad Assad and Cyril Zappelini and Julia Maria P{\'e}rez Mena and L . Y . L . Yung and Christophe Guyeux and St{\'e}phane Chr{\'e}tien and Gary Bigham and Claudia Cosio and Michel Chalot}, journal={Environmental research}, year={2016}, volume={148}, pages={122-126} }