Assessing the impact of organic and inorganic amendments on the toxicity and bioavailability of a metal-contaminted soil to the earthworm Eisenia andrei.

V. Gonzalez, M. Diez Ortiz, M. Simón, C.A.M. van Gestel

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Abstract

Metal-contaminated soil, from the El Arteal mining district (SE Spain), was remediated with organic (6 % compost) and inorganic amendments (8 % marble sludge) to reduce the mobility of metals and to modify its potential environmental impact. Different measures of metal bioavailability (chemical analysis; survival, growth, reproduction and bioaccumulation in the earthworm Eisenia andrei), were tested in order to evaluate the efficacy of organic and inorganic amendments as immobilizing agents in reducing metal (bio)availability in the contaminated soil. The inorganic amendment reduced water and CaCl
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8162-8171
JournalEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research International
Volume20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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