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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B52/S20.022

CONTENTS OF CADMIUM, COPPER AND LEAD IN PLANT BIOMASS WITHIN FORMER URANIUM PROCESSING PLANT AREA MAPE, CZECH REPUBLIC, MYDLOVARY

B. Tesarova, L. Pechar, E . Pecharova
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-18-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 2, 163-170 pp

ABSTRACT
MAPE area is located near Mydlovary settlement, Southern Bohemia. It is known as a former uranium ore processing plant, which was running during 1962–1991. Currently, this area represents a major ecological issue. Study area is located within the emergency zone of nuclear power plant Temelin. Since uranium processing plant had shut down, continuous remediation and recultivation work took place. During 1991–2010 plant biomass was sampled regularly. Harvested biomass was analyzed for presence of Cd, Cu and Pb. At the same time a biomass from reference area 8 kilometers away was sampled. Data were processed using Prism statistical software through linear regression method. A significant decrease in Cd and Cu concentrations was measured during analyzed seasons. On the contrary, no trend in Pb concentrations had shown.

Keywords: plant biomass, cadmium, copper, lead, MAPE, Czech Republic