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Title: Water quality investigations at Nancekuke, Cornwall
Author: B.L. Milford
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: environmental protection reports
Further to concern by some members of the public and media following the deaths of sea birds and marine mammals in 1989 and 1990, the National Rivers Authority (NRA) gave an undertaking to monitor surface and groundwaters in the vicinity of the former Chemical Defence Establishment (CDE) Nancekuke site, to determine whether any impact from historic uses could be detected in these waters. Twenty three locations were identified as sampling points. Samples were collected in September and October 1991. The samples were analysed for a range of chemical and physical determinands, which act as general indicators of pollution. The water quality characteristics of the surface and groundwaters collected in the vicinity of Nancekuke are consistent with levels expected to be found naturally in such waters in West Cornwall.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: Water qualityWater samplingWater pollutionGroundwater pollutionChemical contamination
Geographic Keywords: West Cornwall and the Fal catchmentCornwall
Extent: 8; + appendices
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