et al., 1999. Heavy metal pollution of soils affected by the Guadiamar toxic flood. Sci. Total Environ.
Diaz-Barrientos, E., Madrid, L. & Cardo, I.,
1999. Effect of flood with mine
Jung, C. - Krutilla, K. - Boyd, R. (1996): Incentives for Advanced Pollution Abatement Technology at the Industry Level: An Evaluation of Policy Alternatives. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 30: 95
Noise pollution is an unwanted or undesirable sound in peripheral environment. In other words, it is indefinite and irregular combination of sounds [ 1 ]. Noise pollution has many effects on humans, including
The plutonium processing facility at Los Alamos has adopted the strategic goal of becoming a facility that processes plutonium in a way that produces only environmentally benign waste streams. Pollution prevention through source reduction and environmentally sound recycling are being pursued. General approaches to waste reductions are administrative controls, modification of process technologies, and additional waste polishing. Recycling of waste materials, such as spent acids and salts, are technical possibilities and are being pursued to accomplish additional waste reduction. Liquid waste stream polishing to remove final traces of plutonium and hazardous chemical constituents is accomplished through (a) process modifications, (b) use of alternative chemicals and sorbents for residue removal, (c) acid recycling, and (d) judicious use of a variety of waste polishing technologies. Technologies that show promise in waste minimization and pollution prevention are identified. Working toward this goal of pollution prevention is a worthwhile endeavor, not only for Los Alamos, but for the Nuclear Complex of the future.
Two programmes of work are described involving the measurement of environmental pollution over periods from two hours to many
years. The long period measurements are deduced from neutron activation analysis of whole wood samples taken from individual
tree rings for trees grown in various locations, and some results for cadmium, antimony and germanium levels are reported.
In a second series of experiments the concentration of airborne particulate matter is being measured using a moving filter
(streak sampler) technique to give a continuous record with two hour resolution. The filter samples are being analysed by
proton induced X-ray emission (PIXE) and preliminary data is presented.
-Kabašinskiene , V. Marozas , E. Bartkevicius , A. Augustaitis and J. Šepetine . 2013 . Recovery of damaged by pollution Scots pine ( Pinus sylvestris L.) ecosystems near SC „Achema“ . [AB „Achema“ teršalu pažeistu pušynu ekosistemu atsistatymas
Agriculture is highly affected by climate change. Climate change impacts may influence almost all fields of agricultural activities; production efficiency, quantitative and qualitative deterioration of crop yields produced for alimentary purposes, and determine post-harvest manifestation of agricultural products inducing hazard in the field of food safety, transport, storage and distribution. Soil-climatic conditions, amount and distribution of precipitation, anomalies and extremities of temperature as well as various manifestation of air movement from stand still to storms are some of the main factors that may influence agriculture. Pollution has been considered solely as the presence of unfavourable alien matter in the environment, but in reality pollution is far more than that. Agri-environmental pollution is largely independent of mankind, since many pollution or degradation processes may begin with no direct relationship to human activities. Soil degradation, or irreversible damage to natural ecosystems by climatic factors (drought, flood, water logging, salinity) are the most frequent consequences. Biological pollution, like weed infestation, epidemics and gradations, pollen allergy, the poisonous effect of mycotoxins on farm animals and humans, new pests and diseases, the emission of greenhouse gases, and biological factors which cause quality deterioration represent an increasing pressure on agri-environment. This paper is intended to give an overview of some research activities and their results in relation with climatic aspects of agri-environmental pollution in Hungary.