3. The Tellus geochemical surveys, results and applications

Ambitions to complete geochemical mapping across the island of Ireland were developed in the 1980s and the first phases began in western Northern Ireland in the early 1990s. Subsequent phases in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland were begun from 2004. The Tellus and Tel

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End matter

About the authors, Reviewers, Index of placenames

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Prelim

Foreword, Directors' Foreword, Akwknowledgements.

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30. Spatial distribution of soil geochemistry in geoforensics

Soil geochemistry may be applied in the science of geoforensics in two ways: to establish the provenance of samples and to inform the question of sample variability. Tellus data can assist in answering on a broad scale the provenance question, ‘where may this sample have come fro

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27. Mapping a waste disposal site using Tellus airborne geophysical data

Leakage of fluids from unregulated and/or poorly engineered waste disposal sites poses a significant direct risk to groundwater quality. Characterisation and monitoring of waste disposal sites and potentially associated groundwater contaminant plumes are generally invasive, time-

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26. Combining environmental and medical data sets to explore potential associations between environmental factors and health: policy implications for human health risk assessments

This review paper discusses how Tellus and Tellus Border soil and stream geochemistry data have been used to investigate the spatial relationship between certain diseases and levels of potentially harmful elements (PHEs) in soils and water. The research hypothesis is that long-te

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24. Mapping metallic contamination of soils in the Lower Foyle catchment

Using the Tellus and Tellus Border geochemistry data, the distribution of metals in topsoils in and around Derry–Londonderry has been mapped and assessed. The concentrations of metals have been compared with the UK Environment Agency’s Soil Guideline Values (SGVs). Of 763 samples

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