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P. Favaro Universidade de Sao Paulo Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura CENA/USP CP 96 13400-970 Piracicaba SP Brazil E-mail

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E. De Nadai Fernandes Universidade de Sao Paulo Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura CENA/USP CP 96 13400-970 Piracicaba SP Brazil E-mail

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E. Ferraz Universidade de Sao Paulo Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura CENA/USP CP 96 13400-970 Piracicaba SP Brazil E-mail

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M. Falótico Universidade de Sao Paulo Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura CENA/USP CP 96 13400-970 Piracicaba SP Brazil E-mail

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Abstract  

Over the last decades the acceleration of the industrialization and urbanization processes together with the intensive agricultural practices have resulted in an impact on the Piracicaba river basin, state of São Paulo, Brazil. The source rivers drain from an area of low population density, absence of heavy industries, non-significant agriculture, native forest and reforestation, the opposite is found in the middle part of the basin. Samples of riverbed sediments were collected along the basin for chemical analysis. Results showed that the source rivers still preserve their natural characteristics, while the Atibaia river in the middle part shows signs of pollution from the agricultural activity, industrial effluents and urban sewage.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
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Publisher
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ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)