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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:1012273710180

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Abstract/Summary

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
Hydrology
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Date made live: 10 May 2010 09:40
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/9801

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