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Survey on Geochemical Characteristics of Groundwater Around Carcass Burial Area and Agricultural Area with Livestock Facilities
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Survey on Geochemical Characteristics of Groundwater Around Carcass Burial Area and Agricultural Area with Livestock Facilities
Park, Sunhwa; Kim, Hyun-Gu; Lee, Min-Kyeong; Lee, Gyeong-Mi; Kim, Moon-Su; Kwon, Oh-Sang; Kim, Taeseung;
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 Abstract
In this study, chemical characteristics of groundwater around carcass burial areas and those in agricultural and livestock-farming complex areas in South Korea were monitored. Groundwater samples were collected from 166 wells around carcass burial sites and 466 wells around the agricultural areas where carcass burial sites are absent. The chemical parameters (pH, electrical conductivity, dissolved oxygen, oxidation reduction potential, -N, -N, and ) in carcass burial areas and agricultural areas were similar. The -N concentrations exhibited minimal seasonal fluctuations below in most of the wells, even in the wells located close to the carcass burial sites; and concentrations also showed similar patterns. The chemical characteristics of groundwater monitored in this study indicated that groundwater was widely contaminated by agricultural activities and livestock farming, but probably not by leachates derived from nearby carcass burial sites.
 Keywords
Carcass burial area;Agricultural area with livestock facilities;Groundwater contamination;-N;-N;;
 Language
Korean
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