Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

Groundwater Contamination in the United States

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Abstract

Seldom has the sociotechnical community been more ready for a broad overview on an environmental issue than it is currently for a book on the subject of groundwater contamination in the United States. Many individuals, organizations, and institutions are asking: How much of our nation's groundwater resources are contaminated? Is our groundwater contamination problem getting worse and what is the longterm prognosis? What are the most significant causes of groundwater contamination and what are the most promising cures?