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Study of arsenic contamination in groundwater in the Terai Alluvial Plain, Nepal

Study of arsenic contamination in groundwater in the Terai Alluvial Plain, Nepal Approximately 11 million people live in the Terai Alluvial Plain (TAP) of Nepal and about 90% of them entirely depend on groundwater. Recently, the evidence of arsenic contamination in the groundwater of the TAP has been recognized as a public health problem. Till now, about 449,283 tube wells were tested, and 10% of them were found to contain arsenic concentration >10 ppb and 2.6% have >50 ppb. This paper focuses on the sedimentary analysis of aquifer sediments and their source rocks. The study shows the Siwaliks rocks are the possible source of arsenic contamination of groundwater in the TAP. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Interdisciplinary Environmental Review Inderscience Publishers

Study of arsenic contamination in groundwater in the Terai Alluvial Plain, Nepal

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Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
1521-0227
eISSN
2042-6992
DOI
10.1504/IER.2007.053981
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Abstract

Approximately 11 million people live in the Terai Alluvial Plain (TAP) of Nepal and about 90% of them entirely depend on groundwater. Recently, the evidence of arsenic contamination in the groundwater of the TAP has been recognized as a public health problem. Till now, about 449,283 tube wells were tested, and 10% of them were found to contain arsenic concentration >10 ppb and 2.6% have >50 ppb. This paper focuses on the sedimentary analysis of aquifer sediments and their source rocks. The study shows the Siwaliks rocks are the possible source of arsenic contamination of groundwater in the TAP.

Journal

Interdisciplinary Environmental ReviewInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2007

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