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dc.contributor.authorPeppers, Madison,author.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-16T18:34:41Z
dc.date.available2018-05-16T18:34:41Z
dc.date.created2018en_US
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifieraleph-004724108en_US
dc.identifierTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/21853
dc.descriptionM.S.Texas Christian University2018en_US
dc.descriptionSchool of Geology Energy and the Environment; advisor, Becky Johnson.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionOnline resource; title from PDF title page (viewed October 21, 2018).en_US
dc.description.abstractTar Creek Superfund Site had extensive lead and zinc mining that caused contamination throughout the soil and water systems. Remediation is currently ongoing and includes application of soil amendments to reduce concentrations of lead (Pb), zinc (Zn), and cadmium (Cd). As part of this study, we tested whether this mandated amendment was effective by conducting quarterly sampling for a year after amendments were applied. Samples were submitted for laboratory analysis to determine total levels of Pb, Zn, and Cd, in addition to organic matter (OM), pH, phosphorus, potassium, and nitrogen. Results show an overall decrease in the amount of Pb and Cd within the soil system, but an increase in Zn. Additionally, an inverse relationship between metals and OM and metals and select nutrients was identified. Future research could focus on how each component of the soil amendment combined with weather and precipitation impacts the success of such remediation methods.en_US
dc.format.extent1 online resource (vii, 50 pages) :en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.titleAnalysis of the EPA-mandated soil amendments at Tar Creek Superfund Site /en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
local.academicunitSchool of Geology, Energy and the Environment
local.subjectareaEnvironmental Sciences


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