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Title: Groundwater pollution : evaluation of the extent and character of groundwater pollution from point sources in England and Wales
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This document presents an overview of the extent and character of groundwater pollution from point sources in England and Wales carried out for the Environment Agency. The data was derived mainly from National Rivers Authority (NRA) field officers, with additional contributions from the water industry. The limitations of the provenance of the data need to be taken into account when analysing the results but the study is the most comprehensive to have been undertaken in the UK. Five case studies are presented to illustrate the severity classification codes used. Although landfills are the largest category of point source contamination, the severity of their impact is not considered to be as great as other land-uses. Solvent contamination, for example, appears to be more closely associated with the higher severity point sources.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: GroundwaterGroundwater pollutionWaste management
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 14
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:1635
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