Arsenic Content in Water and Bottom Sediments in the Areas of Chemical Weapon Dumps in the Bornholm Basin of the Baltic Sea

I. S. Khalikov and Yu. I. Savin†

Data are considered on samples taken during the 2006–2008 expeditions from the water and bottom sediments in the areas where chemical weapon was dumped in the Bornholm basin. Arsenic concentration is detected with the X-ray fluorescence analysis and inversion voltammetry. Results are under consideration of the enhanced arsenic content and their relation to arsenic-bearing toxic agents. It is pointed out that arsenic contamination is local in character and at present is of no serious hazard to the natural environment.

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