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The risk to groundwater from wastewater irrigation using high chromium tannery effluent

By M.E. Stuart and C.J. Milne

Abstract

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

Topics: Earth Sciences, Hydrology
Publisher: Springer
Year: 2001
DOI identifier: 10.1023/A:1012273710180
OAI identifier: oai:nora.nerc.ac.uk:9801

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