Inorganic Soil Contamination from Cemetery Leachate

@article{Spongberg2000InorganicSC,
  title={Inorganic Soil Contamination from Cemetery Leachate},
  author={Alison L. Spongberg and Paul M. Becks},
  journal={Water, Air, and Soil Pollution},
  year={2000},
  volume={117},
  pages={313-327}
}
The increasing number of cemeteries has caused concern about the possibility of releasing hazardous chemicals and metals into the surroundings. Moreover, many studies use cemeteries for 'background' sampling. This study attempts to identify whether cemeteries are indeed good 'background' areas, or whether they themselves are sources of contamination. Possible contaminants include poisonous chemicals, such as arsenic and mercury, which were used in past embalming and burial practices, which used… 
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