Posted by: Michael Ritter PhD | July 31, 2007

Seawater Intrusion Is The First Cause Of Contamination Of Coastal Aquifers

“In Spain, the most severely affected areas by seawater intrusion are the Mediterranean and South-Atlantic coastlines. Given that Spain is located on a peninsula, seawater intrusion is currently one of the main causes of groundwater pollution. In fact, “about 60% of Spanish coastal aquifers are contaminated by seawater intrusion, a generalised phenomenon in 20% of cases”, points out Prof. José Benavente Herrera, a researcher from the Water Institute of the University of Granada, Spain, and senior lecturer at the department of Geodynamics.”

Read article at ScienceDaily.com
TPE Link: Groundwater

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