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|Main Title||Metrics for nitrate contamination of ground water at CAFO Land Application Site : Arkansas dairy study /|
|Author||Moore, Philip A. ; P. A. Moore ; D. Brauer|
|CORP Author||Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville.; Agricultural Research Service, Bushland, TX. Conservation and Production Research Lab.; National Risk Management Research Lab., Ada, OK.|
|Publisher||Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory,|
|Report Number||EPA 600/R-09/-044|
|Subjects||Water--Pollution--Arkansas ; Groundwater--Arkansas ; Nitrates--Environmental aspects--Arkansas|
|Additional Subjects||Ground water ; Nitrate contamination ; Metrics ; Arkansas Dairy Study ; Animal feeding operations ; Manure ; Risk ; Nutrient management plans ; Maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) ; Contrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) ; Nutrient management plans (NMPs)|
|Collation||ix, 15 pages : illustrations color charts ; 28 cm|
Nitrate is the most common chemical contaminant found in ground water. Recent research by U.S. EPA has shown that land application of manure can cause nitrate contamination of ground water above the maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) of 10 mg NO3-N/L at significant depths. This finding and similar ones across the nation are raising concerns about the potential for manure to degrade ground water quality near concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). The objectives of this research were to determine if nutrient management plans (NMPs) for CAFOs are inherently protective of ground water and which metrics can be used as red flags to identify when the land application practices pose a risk to ground water.
"EPA 600/R-09/-044." "June 2009." Includes bibliographical references (pages 14-15).