Topic 1; Data acquisition and evaluation of groundwater pollution by nitrates, pesticides, and disease-producing bacteria

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Authors:Young, C. P.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Medmenham Lab., Water Res. Cent., Medmenham, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Environmental Geology (New York)
Source:Environmental Geology (New York), 5(1), p.11-18. Publisher: Springer International, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany. ISSN: 0099-0094
Publication Date:1983
Note:In English. Review of current research reported at the International Hydrological Programme symposium held in Prague, 1982. 53 refs.; 1 table
Summary:The potential of certain agricultural activities for groundwater pollution has long been recognized. Intensification of agriculture, increases in land area devoted to arable crops, intensification of animal husbandry, and a move away from arable rotations towards monoculture have affected groundwater nitrate content and necessitate continued close monitoring of groundwater. Investigative techniques vary, and have included systematic collection of water-quality data from the saturated zone of aquifers, determining solute concentrations in pore waters present in unsaturated zones overlying unconfined aquifers, and deep profiling of consolidated aquifers. Pore water has been analysed for both chemical components and thermonuclear tritium.
Subjects:Agriculture; Critical review; Data acquisition; Evaluation; Ground water; Nitrates; Pesticides; Plantae; Pollution; Thallophytes; Bacteria
Record ID:1984034017
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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