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Blyföroreningar på skjutbanor i Lunds kommun

Kröyer, Kristin Thorsteinsdottir LU (2011) MVEN01 20102
Studies in Environmental Science
Abstract
Lead was an essential part of bullets used at shooting ranges in Sweden. This has lead to that many shooting ranges have elevated amounts of lead in the soil, ie. lead ground contamination. As lead causes severe health effects on humans and animals, and accumulates in the nature then this is of great concern. This contamination and its effects on humans is also very important since many of those shooting ranges are near urban areas or are planned to be redesigned as a residential area.
Analyses were made at four shooting ranges in Lunds municipalities (southern Sweden). The four shooting ranges that were investigated had been in active use for 40 to 107 years and have estimated lead load originated from bullets between 1.4 tons and up to... (More)
Lead was an essential part of bullets used at shooting ranges in Sweden. This has lead to that many shooting ranges have elevated amounts of lead in the soil, ie. lead ground contamination. As lead causes severe health effects on humans and animals, and accumulates in the nature then this is of great concern. This contamination and its effects on humans is also very important since many of those shooting ranges are near urban areas or are planned to be redesigned as a residential area.
Analyses were made at four shooting ranges in Lunds municipalities (southern Sweden). The four shooting ranges that were investigated had been in active use for 40 to 107 years and have estimated lead load originated from bullets between 1.4 tons and up to 5.6 tons. The analysis showed that the total lead in the backstop berms is very high in all of them, between 15 mg/kg and 15.033 mg/kg, compared to background values of 26 mg/kg. On two of the shooting ranges the levels were extreme which leads to that if those areas are to be used for other land uses the ground must be cleaned or covered so that the lead contamination is not accessible. (Less)
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Kröyer, Kristin Thorsteinsdottir LU
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MVEN01 20102
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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Swedish
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2365811
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2012-02-28 13:11:20
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  abstract     = {Lead was an essential part of bullets used at shooting ranges in Sweden. This has lead to that many shooting ranges have elevated amounts of lead in the soil, ie. lead ground contamination. As lead causes severe health effects on humans and animals, and accumulates in the nature then this is of great concern. This contamination and its effects on humans is also very important since many of those shooting ranges are near urban areas or are planned to be redesigned as a residential area.
Analyses were made at four shooting ranges in Lunds municipalities (southern Sweden). The four shooting ranges that were investigated had been in active use for 40 to 107 years and have estimated lead load originated from bullets between 1.4 tons and up to 5.6 tons. The analysis showed that the total lead in the backstop berms is very high in all of them, between 15 mg/kg and 15.033 mg/kg, compared to background values of 26 mg/kg. On two of the shooting ranges the levels were extreme which leads to that if those areas are to be used for other land uses the ground must be cleaned or covered so that the lead contamination is not accessible.},
  author       = {Kröyer, Kristin Thorsteinsdottir},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Blyföroreningar på skjutbanor i Lunds kommun},
  year         = {2011},
}