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Groundwater contaminants and their migrations

Product Code: SP128
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by John Mather, Dave Banks, Steve Dumpleton and Mark Fermor
Publication Date: 20 March 1998
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The book presents a typically UK perspective on groundwater contamination, warts and all. It gives the international readeran opportunity to assess the standing of British contaminant hydrogeology in the world today. However, there are alsointernational papers on organic contamination at industrial sites in the USA, minewater pollution from France and data,previously unavailable in English, from the major liquid radioactive waste disposal operation in Tomsk, Central Siberia. We hope that this is a worthwhile compilation which will enable both the experienced hydrogeologist and the interested scientistto discover how we have polluted, investigated and attempted to clean up humankind's most precious geological resource -groundwater.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-897799-95-0
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-897799-95-6
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.99 kg


Groundwater pollution - the UK legal framework • Protection of groundwater quality in the UK: present controls and future issues • Recent UK legal developments relating to pollution of water resources • Forseeability of environmental hazards: the implications of the Cambridge Water Company Case, UK • New perspectives on groundwater contaminants and their migration Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) - a groundwater contaminant of growing concern • Mechanisms for 85Sr migration through glacial sand determined by laboratory and in situ tracer tests • Groundwater pollution by inorganic contaminants • Potential contamination of groundwater by pulverized fuel ash • Sewage sludge disposal to agriculture in the UK and other options • Investigation of pollution at a public supply borehole at Waterhall, Hertfordshire, UK • Pollution resulting from the abandonment and subsequent flooding of Wheal Jane Mine in Cornwall, UK • Minewater remediation at a French zinc mine; sources of acid mine drainage and contaminant flushing characteristics. • Groundwater pollution by hydrocarbons • Migration of dissolved petroleum hydrocarbons, MTBE0 and chlorinated solvents in a karstified limestone aquifer, Stamford, UK • Jet fuel clean-up at an international airport, UK • Remediation of hydrocarbon leakage from a service station at Wansford, Cambridgeshire, UK • Remediation of a petroleum spill to groundwater at a fuel distribution terminal (Long Island, USA) using pump-and-treat and complementary technologies • Groundwater pollution by chlorinated solvents • Groundwater remediation of chlorinated hydrocarbons at an electronics manufacturing facility in the northeastern USA • Groundwater pollution by chlorinated solvents: the landmark Cambridge Water Case, UK • Detection of point-sources of contamination by chlorinated solvents: a case study from the Chalk Aquifer of Eastern England • Investigation of point-source pollution by chlorinated solvents in two different geologies: a multilayered Carboniferous sandstone-mudstone sequence and the Chalk • Groundwater pollution by radionuclides • Groundwater monitoring to assess the influence of injection of liquid radioactive waste on the Tomsk public groundwater supply, Western Siberia, Russia • The retardation and attenuation of liquid radioactive wastes due to the geochemical properties of the zone of injection • Groundwater pollution by exotic organics: acid tars, pesticides and phenols • Groundwater contamination in a fractured Coal Measures aquifer with vertical head gradients: acid tar lagoons, South Derbyshire, UK • Great Bridge Marl Pit: a case study in the prevention of contaminant migration • Pesticides in groundwater: some preliminary results from recent research in temperate and tropical environments • Investigation and management of pesticide pollution in the Lincolnshire Limestone aquifer in eastern England


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