Question: If i'm worried about soil pollution, how should i decide where to take samples?

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liz asked on January 30, 2018 22:53
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The area i'm concerned about has a lot of possible locations where i could collect a soil sample from -- how do i make a plan?



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Learn about designing a study tailored for answering your particular question. Here's a great resource ee-soilsampling-sop-env-3-13.pdf

In this guide from the EPA, you can learn about what factors you could consider when choosing where to collect soil samples from. There are a lot of great diagrams, for instance:

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