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contaminated soils (Elaine Petkovsek)


In response to your e-mail on contaminated soils you may
want to contact Les Kuhlman, Ph.D. at rrske@kci.net. Mr.
Kuhlman is an international leader in bioremediation of
contaminated soils. I am not an expert in this field, but am
aware that compost has been used to detoxify and clean
soils. Mr. Kuhlman would be happy to provide you with some
expert advice in this area. Good luck.

Kevin J. Officer, Founder/Director
EnviroConn 2000
E-mail: marketing@enviroconn.com
Website: www.enviroconn.com
"Your Environmental Connection to Internet Solutions"
----- Original Message ----- >
> From: Elaine Petkovsek <epetkovsek@envdesigni.com>
> To: "'community_garden@mallorn.com'"
> Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 14:04:49 -0600
> charset="ISO-8859-1"
> Subject: [cg] contaminated soils
> I am interested in finding publications and/or information
relating to safe
> levels of contaminants in soil in gardens being used for
community gardens.
> In my work as an environmental engineer, I often encounter
contaminants in
> concentrations above state regulated levels for
residential properties, but
> are below "background" levels found in urban areas.  These
include arsenic,
> berrylium, and polynuclear aromatic compounds.  These
metals and compounds
> are often found at levels which exceed that standards for
the ingestion
> pathway soil remediation objectives listed in the Illinois
> regulations.  I would like to see some information on
acceptable levels of
> metals/PNAs in soils in which food crops are to be grown.
In addition, I
> would be interested in receiving information on food crops
which should not
> be grown in urban gardens, since they tend to draw toxins
out of the soil.
> If you have information on any or all of these subjects,
please contact me
> via e-mail at my home address:  orion@adash.com.  Elaine

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