Earth Syst Environ (2017) 1:10 DOI 10.1007/s41748-017-0010-1 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Environmental impact assessment of the former Al-Musk Lake wastewater dumpsite using electromagnetic induction technique 1 1,2 M. Rashed B. Niyazi Received: 13 April 2017 / Accepted: 27 July 2017 Springer International Publishing AG 2017 Abstract very little in blocking the migration of subsurface con- Objectives An electromagnetic induction (EMI) survey is tamination to the downstream side of the valley. A site that conducted in ﬁve selected sites near Al-Musk Lake area to lies 7 km downstream from the dam is evidently affected (1) investigate the effect of this dumpsite on the soil and by migration and accumulation of subsurface contaminant groundwater in the neighborhood of the lake, (2) delineate plume. the vertical and horizontal distribution of the potential contamination, and (3) examine the effectiveness of the Keywords Contamination Conductivity main dam, constructed to block wastewater from reaching Multi-frequency EMI Saudi Arabia the city, in preventing subsurface migration of contamination. Background Al-Musk Lake is a former wastewater 1 Introduction dumpsite in Bani Malik Valley that lies few kilometers to the eastern border of Jeddah City and was drained in 2010. Al-Musk is the Arabic name of an expensive
Earth Systems and Environment – Springer Journals
Published: Aug 22, 2017
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