Preliminary evaluation of the Highland Rim aquifer system in Tennessee for receiving injected wastes

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Authors:Bradley, Michael W.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
U. S. Geol. Surv., Nashville, TN, United States
Source:Reston, VA [Water-Resources Investigations - U. S. Geological Survey, No.WRI85-4252, 26p. Publisher: U. S. Geological Survey,], United States. ISSN: 0092-332X
Publication Date:1986
Note:In English. 39 refs.
Summary:The EPA has authority under the Safe Drinking Water Act to protect underground sources of drinking water from contamination by deep well injection. An aquifer, however, may be exempted from protection and used for injected wastes where the aquifer meets criteria established in the Agency 's Underground Injection Control program. The Highland Rim aquifer system in Tennessee consists of Mississippian age carbonate rocks and occurs from the Valley and Ridge of East Tennessee to west of the Tennessee River. This aquifer contains potable water and is an important source of drinking water for municipal and domestic supplies on the Highland Rim. The Highland Rim aquifer system under parts of the Cumberland Plateau is not currently used as a source of drinking water and is not expected to be used in the future. These areas meet parts of the EPA 's Underground Injection Control criteria for exempting aquifers to receive injected waste. (Author 's abstract)
Subjects:Aquifers; Engineering geology; Environmental geology; Ground water; Impact statements; Injection; Pollution; Site exploration; Surveys; USGS; Waste disposal; Highland Rim; Tennessee; United States; Central Tennessee; Highland Rim Aquifer
Record ID:1987066296
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from USGS product, Selected Water Resources Abstracts, Reston, VA, United States
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