Section 13
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The toxicity and fate of phenolic pollutants in the contaminated soils associated with the oil-shale industry

Kahru, A.; Maloverjan, A.; Sillak, H.; Pollumaa, L.

Environmental Science and Pollution Research International (Sp. Iss. 1): 27-33


DOI: 10.1007/bf02987422
Accession: 012684880

Phenol, cresols, dimethylphenols and resorcinols are considered major pollutants in the oil-shale semi-coke dump leachates (up to 380 mg phenols/L) that contaminate the surrounding soils and pose a threat to the groundwater in the North-East of Estonia. However, despite high residual concentrations of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and oil products in these soils, the concentration of phenols (especially their water-extractable fraction) was low, not exceeding 0.7 mg/kg dwt.

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