Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
Solid Earth, 7, 239–247, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-7-239-2016
Solid Earth, 7, 239–247, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-7-239-2016

Research article 11 Feb 2016

Research article | 11 Feb 2016

Soil contamination in landfills: a case study of a landfill in Czech Republic

D. Adamcová et al.

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Phytotoxicity test was determined to assess ecotoxicity of landfill soil. Sinapis alba L. was used. Soil samples meet the limits for Co, Cd, Pb, and Zn specified in the legislation. An increase in plant biomass was observed in plants growing on soil samples, but no changes in appearance, slow growth, or necrotic lesions appeared. The tested soils reach high percentage values of germination capacity of seeds. Plant growth test can be good protocol to assess the phytotoxicity of landfill soil.