Mercury compounds in the environmental objects of the Baikalsk Pulp and Paper Mill influence zone
Keywords:mercury, methylmercury, industrial waste, bottom sediments, soils
The content of mercury compounds in the industrial wastes of the Baikalsk Pulp and Paper Mill, in soils on the territories of sludge storage sites, in the bottom sediments of Lake Baikal as well as small rivers flowing into the lake has been studied. There observed an increased content of total mercury and methylmercury in the sludge lignin waste.
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