The risk to groundwater from wastewater irrigation using high chromium tannery effluent
Stuart, M.E.; Milne, C.J.. 2001 The risk to groundwater from wastewater irrigation using high chromium tannery effluent. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 23 (3). 247-251. 10.1023/A:1012273710180Before downloading, please read NORA policies.
Wastewater from Leon containing high concentrations of chromium from the tanning industry is used to irrigate agricultural land overlying an aquifer used for to supply potable water. Chromium from irrigation water is accumulating in agricultural soils, and in the lagoon and canal sediments, but groundwater appears to be unaffected and chromium concentrations remain low. A limited area of very high chromium concnetrations in groundwater was confirmed to be derived from a factory supplying the tanneries.
|Item Type:||Publication - Article|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1023/A:1012273710180|
|Programmes:||BGS Programmes > Other|
|Additional Keywords:||GroundwaterBGS, Groundwater, Point source pollution, Groundwater protection|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Earth Sciences
|Date made live:||10 May 2010 09:40|
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