SOIL | Toxic Metals & Mineral Analysis | ID: 359-800

Aluminium: 6100 mg/Kg (?%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD:

Guidelines not available or under review
SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Antimony: 0.7 mg/Kg (?%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD:

Guidelines not available or under review
SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Arsenic: 44 mg/Kg (44%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : 100 mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD: 0.001

SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Barium: 110 mg/Kg (?%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD:

Guidelines not available or under review
SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Beryllium: 0.29 mg/Kg (.5%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : 60 mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD: 0.001

SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Cadmium: 3.1 mg/Kg (15.5%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : 20 mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD: 0.001

SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Calcium: 1100 mg/Kg (?%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD:

Guidelines not available or under review
SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Chromium: 5.5 mg/Kg (5.5%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : 100 mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD: 0.001

SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Cobalt: 3.4 mg/Kg (3.4%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : 100 mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD: 0.001

SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Copper: 250 mg/Kg (4.2%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : 6000 mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD: 0.001

SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Iron: 46000 mg/Kg (?%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD:

Guidelines not available or under review
SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Lead: 720 mg/Kg (240%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : 300 mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD: 0.001

SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Magnesium: 2800 mg/Kg (?%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD:

Guidelines not available or under review
SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Manganese: 550 mg/Kg (14.5%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : 3800 mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD: 0.001

SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Mercury: 0.098 mg/Kg (.2%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : 40 mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD: 0.001

SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Molybdenum: 7.1 mg/Kg (?%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD: 0.001

Guidelines not available or under review
SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Nickel: 2.5 mg/Kg (.6%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : 400 mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD: 0.001

SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Potassium: 1300 mg/Kg (?%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD:

Guidelines not available or under review
SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Selenium: 2.2 mg/Kg (1.1%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : 200 mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD: 0.001

SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Silver: 3.2 mg/Kg (?%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD:

Guidelines not available or under review
SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Sodium: 82 mg/Kg (?%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD:

Guidelines not available or under review
SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Thallium: 0.29 mg/Kg (?%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD:

Guidelines not available or under review
SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Vanadium: 28 mg/Kg (?%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD: 0.001

Guidelines not available or under review
SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Zinc: 830 mg/Kg (11.2%) | Soil Guideline - Residential A : 7400 mg/Kg | Job #: cc48se_082715 | 5/10/2015 | LOD: 0.001

SAMPLE DETAILS: River soil (sediment) collected by the US EPA on 27th August 2015 after the Gold King Mine spill. More details

Getting the most from the results

The Bottom Line

The main purpose of this test is to reveal possible contamination within SOIL of harmful toxic metals.

More than half of these metals are known to be toxic, dangerous, carcinogenic or have unknown effects on humans. Long red bars make it imperative to investigate possible contamination routes and investigate further.

Bar lengths are shown as a percentage of the maximum allowed guideline level of the particular metal. Blue bars indicate the result is under the max allowed level -i.e. under 100%

Guidelines

Contamination Guidelines set a maximum amount of heavy metal or mineral allowed in the SOIL - expressed as mg/kg

Soil contamination Guidelines or Health investigation Levels (HILs), are available for Residential A, Residential B, Recreational use and Industry & Commerce. The guideline levels, however are different for the different intended LAND usage. See the Guidelines page for more details

Clicking on the different guideline buttons shows the same result but visualised with the different guideline upper value

Dive Deeper

There are links within your results that take you to further information. This information is being updated regularly.

All links are in blue. Metal name links take you to the substance profile on Toxno.

Additional information includes your actual result expressed as mg of the metal per kg of soil, the guideline upper value used to visualise the result, the date and lab job number and client sample details. LOD stands for "Limit of Detection"

Balance

Very toxic metals like Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic and Mercury, don't want to be even near 100% of the allowed guideline.

It is paramount to find the source of the heavy metal contamination. Don't let children play around or in suspect soils.

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