Soil Quality Guidelines for Selected Trace Metals

Ian Mitchell, Millennium EMS Solutions Ltd.
GL 15-SGRC-04

The purpose of this project is to develop meaningful soil quality guidelines for metals encountered at upstream oil and gas sites.

Policy Issue
Regulatory Guidelines/Directives/Policies/Criteria

Knowledge Gap

Inorganics (salinity, metals)

  • Natural salt distribution,
  • Fate and transport assessment
  • Appropriate protection of various exposure pathways,
  • SCARG criteria evaluation
  • Risk-based soil quality guidelines for selected trace metals
  • Knowledge on background concentrations of inorganics