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Arsenic in Air and Soil in the Vicinity of the Central Gas Station Molve, Croatia


Spatial and temporal distribution of arsenic levels in soil during the 9 year monitoring period was investigated on four different soil types in the area of the gas borehole system Podravina in Croatia. Arsenic levels in the PM10 particle fraction were measured periodically at the same locations for 3 years. Arsenic levels in soil significantly depended on soil types. Elevated levels were found on gleysol vertic, at two sampling sites, with values exceeding 30 mg/kg of arsenic in soil. Arsenic levels in air were low and they were not significantly different between sampling sites, suggesting that gas borehole activities have no influence on arsenic levels in the environment.

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Žužul, S., Zgorelec, Ž., Bašić, F. et al. Arsenic in Air and Soil in the Vicinity of the Central Gas Station Molve, Croatia. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 86, 501–505 (2011).

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  • PM10 particle fraction
  • Gas borehole system
  • Pannonian Plain