Agricultural areas in potentially contaminated sites: characterization, risk, management

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Introduction. In Italy, the current legislation for contaminants in soils provides two land uses: residential/public or private gardens and commercial/industrial; there are not specific reference values for agricultural soils, even if a special decree has been developed and is currently going through the legislative approval process. The topic of agricultural areas is relevant, also in consideration of their presence near potentially contaminated sites. Aim and results. In this paper, contamination sources and transport modes of contaminants from sources to the target in agricultural areas are examined and a suitable “conceptual model” to define appropriate characterization methods and risk assessment procedures is proposed. These procedures have already been used by the National Institute of Health in various Italian areas characterized by different agricultural settings. Conclusion. Finally, specific remediation techni

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Fabiana Vanni

Federica Scaini

Eleonora Beccaloni

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Vanni, F., Scaini, F., & Beccaloni, E. (2017). Agricultural areas in potentially contaminated sites: characterization, risk, management. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 52(4), 500-504. Retrieved from https://annali.iss.it/index.php/anna/article/view/513
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