Enviro Politics- Contaminants in water

Enviro Politics- Contaminants in water - Unsaturation zone...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/7/09 The Major Contaminants in Surface and Subsurface By: Emily Wade
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5/7/09 Surface Water Surface water is described as rain water that forms or gathers in lakes, rivers, oceans, etc. Pollution occurs when hazardous wastes come into contact with the water and infect the rest. This contamination can be deadly to things it comes into contact with and the animals in the habitats.
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5/7/09 Contaminants in Surface Water http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/rf/contam Some everyday examples: Insecticides Bacteria from sewage Hydrocarbons
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5/7/09 Some contaminants in Surface Water in Colorado Plutonium and tritium were found in the Rocky Flats surface water Beryllium was also found http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/rf/contamin.htm
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5/7/09 Subsurface Water Subsurface water is considered soil water and ground water. This is water that is below the surface which is divided into 2 zones:
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Unformatted text preview: Unsaturation zone and zone of saturation http://www.uwsp.edu/geo/faculty/ritter/geog101/textbook/hydrosphere/subsu rface_water_1.html 5/7/09 Subsurface Contamination Common Contaminants include: Gas Oil Wastes from septic tanks 5/7/09 Subsurface Contaminants A major subsurface contaminant is septic tanks They work by the wastewater flowing from the house sewage lines into an underground septic tank These are filled with contaminants like viruses, organic solvents, bacteria,etc 5/7/09 Subsurface Contaminants Cesium-137, plutonium-239,240, and strontium-90 are some specific contaminants found in the subsurface The contaminants are found to not all move at the same rate Different chemical properties such as ion exchange can slow the contaminants http://www.pnl.gov/env/Gwater_2.html...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PSC PSC 4354 taught by Professor Breslin during the Fall '07 term at University of Colorado Denver.

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