Vol. 10 No. 1
Arsenic contamination in ground water: an environmental issue
Author(s): S. K. SANYAL
Abstract: Arsenic (As) is a naturally occurring element in the earth’s crust and is found throughout the environment. Increased As concentration in groundwater is generally associated with geogenic sources (Nordstrom, 2002; Smedly and Kinniburgh, 2002; Chakraborti et al. 2010; Sanyal, 2013) and has positive interaction with soil minerals (Kima et al. 2012). Of late, groundwater contamination in the Bengal delta basin of the Indian sub-tropics and Bangladesh, bound by the rivers Ganga and Padma, is of great concern to the world since the latter affects the soil-plant-animal/ human systems....
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