Variations in lead (Pb) content in soils downslope and upslope of victoria falls municipal waste dump in Zimbabwe

M. Masocha, D.S. Tevera

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Abstract

This study examines lead (Pb) content in soils downslope and upslope of the Victoria Falls town municipal waste dump. Fourteen soil samples were collected in October 2003 from 20*20m plots located along two linear transects (one downslope and the other upslope of the waste dump) and analysed for Pb using the atomic absorption method. It was hypothesised that there is a significant relationship between distance and direction from the municipal waste dump and soil Pb content. The study found that soils that are closer to and downslope of the waste dump had significantly higher (p
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th ICEG Environmental Geotechnics: Opportunities, Challenges and Responsibilities for Environmental Geotechnics
EditorsH.R. Thomas
Pages1185-1191
Number of pages1658
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ISSMGE 5th Int. Congress
Number2

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Variations in lead (Pb) content in soils downslope and upslope of victoria falls municipal waste dump in Zimbabwe'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this