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Keywords:

  • Arsenic;
  • environmental standard;
  • river;
  • ground water;
  • earthquake

Abstract

Arsenic contamination in river and ground water was investigated in the Inagawa area of Kansai district, Japan, from August to October, 1995. Arsenic has been continually detected at a level about 2 times higher than the environmental standard in the two tributaries of the Inagawa River, i.e. the Kimo and the Shio Rivers. The arsenic contamination was probably caused by the topographical change after the Great Hanshin Earthquake.