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Riskklassning av tre civila skjutbanor inom vattenskyddsområde: Inventeringar och riskklassningar enligt Naturvårdsverkets metodik för inventering av förorenade områden
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Risk assessment of three civilian shooting ranges within water protection areas- : an inventory and risk classification according to the methodology for inventory of polluted areas. (English)
Abstract [da]

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether water protection areas with nearby shooting ranges could be polluted by lead from ammunition or not. The goal was to make a risk assessment of the hazard for human health and the environment. The risk assessment leads to a classification of the shooting ranges. The work of the inventory was done according to the method developed by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, called "Methodology for Inventory of Polluted Areas"

. The report contains two types of studies: one literature study and one practical study where interviews were conducted along with a visit to one of the shooting ranges. The results show that one shooting range was considered to be of high risk to the environment because of the high activity that accumulated several tons of lead and the shooting range’s nearness to a water treatment plant. The other two shooting ranges were smaller and not too close to a drinking water source. Therefore the risks were moderate. Conclusions drawn from this report is that water protection areas within nearby shooting ranges are exposed to potential pollution from lead, but the risks aren’t immediate. Probably will time play an important role to prevent lead spreading to the ground water. Because of its attributes, lead has low mobility under normal conditions. The vertical transport in the ground is considered slow and it could take hundreds of years before it reaches ground water.

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Keyword [en]
Methodology for Inventory of Polluted Areas, risk assessment, shooting range, lead, water protection area
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-79311OAI: diva2:640504
External cooperation
Länsstyrelsen Västerbotten
Subject / course
Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2013-08-13 Created: 2013-08-13 Last updated: 2013-08-13Bibliographically approved

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