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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Subsurface Pollution Problems in the United States.
Author Ballentin, R. K. ; Rezne, S. R. ; Hal, C. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Fresh Water Pollution Control Section.
Year Published 1972
Report Number TS-00-72-02; 11472;
Stock Number PB-210 923
Additional Subjects ( Ground water ; Water pollution) ; Reviews ; Subsurface drainage ; Sources ; Injection wells ; Percolation ; Septic tanks ; Surface drainage ; Leaching ; Fertilizers ; Earthfills ; Aquifers ; Salt water intrusion ; Water quality ; Water resources ; Hydrology ; Liquid waste disposal
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-210 923 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 36p
Sources of subsurface water contamination can generally be assigned to one of three basic categories: The direct introduction of pollutants deep within the earth by injection through wells; Percolation of pollutants from surface and near surface sources such as septic tanks, leaching ponds, sanitary landfills, and pesticides and fertilizers used in agricultural practices; and Intrusion of salt water into fresh-water aquifers as a result of reductions in fresh-water flow in coastal areas or the breaching of impervious strata in inland areas. These pollution problems are reviewed concerning the increasing demands for water of acceptable quality for the various types of water needs in the United States.