Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana - Vol. 38/2016

Preliminary analysis of sediments pollution of the coastal sector between Crotone and Strongoli (Calabria - southern Italy)

Chiara Benedetta Cannata (a), Giuseppe Cianflone (a), Giovanni Vespasiano (a) & Rosanna De Rosa (a)
(a) DiBEST ? University of Calabria, P. Bucci street, cubo 15b - 87036 ? Arcavacata di Rende (CS). Corresponding author e-mail:

Volume: 38/2016
Pages: 17-20


This work studies the pollution of the beach sediments along the coastal sector between Crotone and Strongoli towns. 24 samples were investigated through grain size and chemical analyses. The samples are enriched in heavy metals as Ti, Fe, Ni, Co, Ce and V probably related to iron and magnesium minerals. Some samples are characterized by values of As, V, Co and Cr higher than the Italian low limits provided by D. Lgs. 152/2006. These anomalies can be ascribed to a combination of natural causes and anthropogenic activities.


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