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En MIFO - fas 2 analys av Gimo Träimpregnering
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

MIFO (a Method for Investigation of Polluted Areas) is a Swedish investigationtechnique for polluted areas which is produced by the Swedish environmentalprotection agency. The purpose with MIFO is to standardize and simplify theevaluation of the situation in the environment in terms of the extent of pollution andit’s hazards and dispersal rate. A MIFO – analysis should lay the groundwork forfurther investigations and actions. The analysis gives a priority system where themore contaminated areas are processed with higher priority than areas with lesspollution or risks.The purpose with this report is to comleate a MIFO – 2 – analysis of Gimowoodpreservation factory in Östhammar municipality, Sweden. Gimowoodpreservation factory was during the 30’s to 50’s contaminated by the woodpreservative CCA (Copper, Chromium, Arsenic)The area has since then been investigated several times and remediated once.Copper, chromium and arsenic are breafly described in the report in terms of theireffects on humans and the environment and their general behaviour in water andsoil.Arsenic is a dangerous substance and is considered poisonous for humans and theenvironment. Copper and chromium are not considered as to be as hazardous.The amounts of the three substances in the water around Gimo are considered amoderate and low risk. The amounts of arsenic are in some places in the soil areabove the guideline values. The risk of spreading of the pollution is however low, andtherefore the result of the MIFO – analysis of Gimo woodpreservation factory isevaluated as “3 – moderate risk”.

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Keyword [sv]
MIFO CCA Arsenik
National Category
Natural Sciences Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-208280OAI: diva2:651701
Subject / course
Geophysical Science (HGO)
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Earth Science
2013-06-05, Hambergsalen, Institutionen för geovetenskaper, Uppsala universitet, Villavägen 16, Uppsala, 13:50 (Swedish)
Available from: 2013-09-27 Created: 2013-09-26 Last updated: 2013-09-27Bibliographically approved

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