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RI20 Nitrate Contamination of the Water-Table Aquifer in Delaware

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RI20 Nitrate Contamination of the Water-Table Aquifer in Delaware
Publication Type:
Report of Investigation
Publication Date:
May 1972
Authors:
Miller, J.C.
Abstract:

The increasing population of the State of Delaware is placing severe strains on the quality of ground water in the water-table aquifer by disposing of septic-tank effluent in the soil. At the same time the water resources of this aquifer are being used in greater amounts. The permeable water-table aquifer, containing reserves of 331 million gallons per day, is very vulnerable to contamination by objectionable or toxic fluids and dissolved substances placed on or in the soil.

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Miller, J.C., 1972, Nitrate Contamination of the Water-Table Aquifer in Delaware: Delaware Geological Survey Report of Investigation 20

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