Groundwater Contamination

Authored by: Charles W. Fetter

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources

Print publication date:  July  2014
Online publication date:  June  2014

Print ISBN: 9781439852583
eBook ISBN: 9781351043847
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ENRW-120010305

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Abstract

Contamination can be defined as the presence of a biological or chemical agent in groundwater in such a concentration that it renders water unfit for a particular use. Contaminants can be from both anthropogenic and natural sources.

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