High-level arsenic values from Simav aquifers, Western Turkey

A paper, published in the Journal of Water, Air & Soil Pollution by Gunduz et al from Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, presents findings about the high-level arsenic values from two aquifers (~natural water storages under the ground) of Simav Plain, Kutahya. Water sampling from 27 wells yielded an average arsenic concentration of 99.1 µg/L with a maximum of 561.5 µg/L (exceeding several orders of magnitude of the national and international standards which is about 10 µg/L).  Natural sources and anthropogenic influences of arsenic (by mining activities) were found to be the source of high concentrations. doi:10.1007/s11270-009-0055-3

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