ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Estimation of the Soil Contamination Level of a Large Industrial Centre
 
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Federal State Budgetary Educational Establishment of Higher Education “Bashkir State Agrarian University,” Ufa, Russia
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Nail C. Minigazimov   

Federal State Budgetary Educational Establishment of Higher Education “Bashkir State Agrarian University”, Russia
Submission date: 2020-09-23
Final revision date: 2020-11-25
Acceptance date: 2020-11-27
Online publication date: 2021-04-08
 
 
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Studying the ecological state of soil cover is essential due to its ecological functions in regulating many of the environment’s components necessary for the population. The study aims to assess the ecological state and level of soil pollution of the city of Ufa’s main functional zones. The study’s relevance lies in the fact that Ufa is a large city with dynamically developing industrial production. Still, so far, there have been no systematic studies on the pollution of city soils. Heavy metals, mainly in a diffused state, can form local accumulations, where their concentration is hundreds and thousands of times higher than the average planetary levels. The soil acts as a powerful accumulator of heavy metals and the initial link in the migration of pollutants along the ground trophic chains. A method for studying the level of urban soil pollution presented in this study may be applied in large manufacturing cities.
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