A study of the pathways of metals from air to land and water (2007–2011)

The aims of the study are to: Establish the bio-accessible levels of lead based on the Physiologically-Based Extraction Technique (PBET) compared with total concentrations and National Environment Protection Measure (NEPM) guidelines for soil in the Leichhardt River and the swimming pool area; Use the bio-accessible levels as indicators of bio-availability of heavy metals to human beings; and Assess impact on the aquatic ecosystem by comparison with the Australian and New Zealand Environment Conservation Council Interim Sediment Quality Guidelines (ANZECC-ISQG).
Grant type:
Xstrata Copper
Funded by:
Xstrata Copper