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Adagunodo, T. A. (2017) GROUNDWATER POLLUTION AND CONTROL: AN OVERVIEW. In: Groundwater Contamination: Performance, Limitations and Impacts. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.. ISBN 978-1-53611-003-6

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The pollutant creates a contaminant plume within an aquifer. Movement of water and dispersion within the aquifer spreads the pollutant over a wider area. This Chapter is aimed at reviewing the groundwater pollution sources, solid wastes and control measures for groundwater pollution. Pollution can occur from on-site sanitation systems, effluent from wastewater treatment plants, landfills, leaking sewers, petrol stations or from over application of fertilizers in agriculture. Pollution (or contamination) can also occur from naturally occurring contaminants, such as fluoride or arsenic. Using polluted groundwater causes hazards to public health through poisoning or the spread of disease. In spite of various awareness embarked upon by various government agencies and non-governmental agencies, some Nigerians still cultivate the habit of disposing wastes indiscriminately. Government agencies should be more funded, gear up to rise to the occasion by combating this seemingly intractable problem. Conclusively,

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2018 10:16
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 10:16

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