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Title: The fuel additive MTBE - a groundwater protection issue?
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
This Environment Agency booklet provides information about risks of the use of the fuel additive MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) primarily in groundwaters. World wide production of MTBE is increasing, and greater use of this chemical can have both positive and negative impacts on the environment. This booklet contains sections on: properties of MTBE; legislation; legislation in the UK and Europe; legislation in the USA; monitoring groundwater for MTBE; case studies; risk assessment for groundwater pollution; remediation of MTBE contaminated soils and groundwater; at a glance; references and further guidance.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Groundwater pollutionEthersPetrol enginesGroundwater monitoringLegislation
Extent: 22
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