Hydrocarbon and Toxic Metal Contamination from Tank Installations in a Northwest Greenlandic Village

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Hydrocarbon and Toxic Metal Contamination from Tank Installations in a Northwest Greenlandic Village. / Fritt-Rasmussen, Janne; Jensen, Pernille Erland; Christensen, Rune Haubo Bojesen; Dahllöf, Ingela.

In: Water, Air and Soil Pollution, Vol. 223, No. 7, 2012, p. 4407–4416.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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Fritt-Rasmussen, Janne; Jensen, Pernille Erland; Christensen, Rune Haubo Bojesen; Dahllöf, Ingela / Hydrocarbon and Toxic Metal Contamination from Tank Installations in a Northwest Greenlandic Village.

In: Water, Air and Soil Pollution, Vol. 223, No. 7, 2012, p. 4407–4416.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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title = "Hydrocarbon and Toxic Metal Contamination from Tank Installations in a Northwest Greenlandic Village",
publisher = "Springer Netherlands",
author = "Janne Fritt-Rasmussen and Jensen, {Pernille Erland} and Christensen, {Rune Haubo Bojesen} and Ingela Dahllöf",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1007/s11270-012-1204-7",
volume = "223",
number = "7",
pages = "4407–4416",
journal = "Water, Air and Soil Pollution",
issn = "0049-6979",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Hydrocarbon and Toxic Metal Contamination from Tank Installations in a Northwest Greenlandic Village

A1 - Fritt-Rasmussen,Janne

A1 - Jensen,Pernille Erland

A1 - Christensen,Rune Haubo Bojesen

A1 - Dahllöf,Ingela

AU - Fritt-Rasmussen,Janne

AU - Jensen,Pernille Erland

AU - Christensen,Rune Haubo Bojesen

AU - Dahllöf,Ingela

PB - Springer Netherlands

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - Contamination from tank installations in the Arctic is an important issue, since tanks are a necessary feature of all communities, and may be a source of local pollution. Soil samples from below and<br/>around three tank installations and one reference site in the Northwest Greenlandic village of Tasiusaq were analysed for the total content of hydrocarbons (THC), lead, cadmium and organic content in the soil. Concentrations up to 77,000 mg/kg DW THC were found, mainly as weathered oil products. Elevated levels of lead and cadmium were also found in many of the samples, with concentrations up to 300 and 2 mg/kg DW, respectively. The tank installation areas were contaminated by THC, lead and cadmium compared to the reference site, and parts of the areas were highly contaminated, exceeding the Danish environmental quality criteria. The correlation between lead and cadmium concentrations was significant (p&lt;0.01), while no correlation existed between THC and organic matter. Small spills from daily use of the tank installations are suggested to be the source of the THC contamination, whereas the lead and cadmium contamination is suggested to originate primarily from the plume of smoke<br/>from waste incineration.

AB - Contamination from tank installations in the Arctic is an important issue, since tanks are a necessary feature of all communities, and may be a source of local pollution. Soil samples from below and<br/>around three tank installations and one reference site in the Northwest Greenlandic village of Tasiusaq were analysed for the total content of hydrocarbons (THC), lead, cadmium and organic content in the soil. Concentrations up to 77,000 mg/kg DW THC were found, mainly as weathered oil products. Elevated levels of lead and cadmium were also found in many of the samples, with concentrations up to 300 and 2 mg/kg DW, respectively. The tank installation areas were contaminated by THC, lead and cadmium compared to the reference site, and parts of the areas were highly contaminated, exceeding the Danish environmental quality criteria. The correlation between lead and cadmium concentrations was significant (p&lt;0.01), while no correlation existed between THC and organic matter. Small spills from daily use of the tank installations are suggested to be the source of the THC contamination, whereas the lead and cadmium contamination is suggested to originate primarily from the plume of smoke<br/>from waste incineration.

KW - Contamination

KW - Arctic

KW - Hydrocarbons

KW - Toxic metals

KW - Greenland

KW - Above-ground storage tank installations

U2 - 10.1007/s11270-012-1204-7

DO - 10.1007/s11270-012-1204-7

JO - Water, Air and Soil Pollution

JF - Water, Air and Soil Pollution

SN - 0049-6979

IS - 7

VL - 223

SP - 4407

EP - 4416

ER -