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View Resource Groundwater Contamination

Groundwater is rain water or water from surface water bodies, like lakes or streams, that soaks into the soil and bedrock and is stored underground in the tiny spaces between rocks and particles of...

http://www.epa.gov/superfund/students/wastsite/grndwatr.htm
View Resource Advanced Techniques for Soil Decontamination

Brownfield redevelopment, particularly for new housing, is viewed by authorities and the electorate as preferable to building on greenbelt or floodplains. However, in many cases, brownfield sites...

http://www.environmentalthinking.com/et/environmental_thinki...
View Resource Heavy Metal Soil Contamination

Soil is a crucial component of rural and urban environments, and in both places land management is the key to soil quality. This series of technical notes examines the urban activities that cause...

ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/IL/urbanmnl/appendix/u03.pdf
View Resource Hazards of Heavy Metal Contamination

The main threats to human health from heavy metals are associated with exposure to lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic. These metals have been extensively studied and their effects on human health...

http://bmb.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/68/1/167
View Resource Ground-Water Contamination by Heavy Metals -- Tar Creek, Oklahoma

Years of mining for heavy metals has resulted in abandoned mines that are a source of ground- and surface-water contamination in many areas of the United States. To gain an understanding of the...

http://toxics.usgs.gov/sites/heavy_metals.html
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