Studies examine contaminants: Pharmaceuticals, hormones and other organic wastewater contaminants in ground water resources

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Abstract

Ground water provides approximately 40 percent of the nation’s public water supply, and the total percentage of withdrawals for irrigation has increased from 23 percent in 1950 to 42 percent in 2000. Ground water also is a major contributor to flow in many streams and rivers in the United States and has a substantial influence on river and wetland habitats for plants and animals. Organic wastewater contaminants (OWCs) in the environment recently have been documented to be of global concern with a variety of sources and source pathways.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Studies examine contaminants: Pharmaceuticals, hormones and other organic wastewater contaminants in ground water resources
Series title National Driller
Volume 26
Issue 3
Year Published 2005
Language English
Publisher Business News Publishing Company
Publisher location Troy, MI
Contributing office(s) Iowa Water Science Center
Description 2 p.
First page 38
Last page 39
Country United States
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N