Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research has produced maps showing background levels of heavy metals in Taranaki soils.
These maps show total soil concentrations (background levels) of chromium, copper, lead, nickel, vanadium and zinc in the Taranaki region.
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Maps of total soil concentrations (background levels) of chromium, copper, lead, nickel, vanadium and zinc in Taranaki. [PDF, 6 MB]
Note: These maps do not show soil concentrations on individual properties that have been investigated for potential effects of historical on-site activities. For details of these sites, open our SmartMaps Property Information map, then select the 'Selected Land Use' option in the Layer List, and zoom into your area of interest. Open the SmartMaps Property Information Map(external link)
Heavy metals maps
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Total chromium 0-20cm in Taranki soils [PDF, 784 KB]
Total copper 0-20cm in Taranaki soils [PDF, 826 KB]