Natural background levels in Irish groundwater

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Knowledge of the natural background levels of parameters in groundwater is an essential prerequisite for understanding pollution and for imposing regulatory limits (Edmunds et al, 2003). In Ireland, the status of groundwater is assessed via the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD 2000/60/EC) which stipulates that groundwater status must be assessed and that good chemical and quantitative status must be achieved in order to protect human health and associated dependent ecosystems.

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Dr. Katie Tedd
Consultant Hydrogeologist

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Att 1    Appendix_A_Plots_and_tables_for_each_parameter_(1).pdf   (7.43 Mb)
Att 2    Appendix_B_Box_and_whisker_parameters_not_potentially_affected_by_anthropogenic_activities.xlsx   (0.68 Mb)
Att 3    Appendix_C_Groundwater_monitoring_data_(1).accdb   (66.0 Mb)
Att 4    Natural_background_levels_presentation_FINAL.pdf   (3.47 Mb)

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Author(s)Tedd, K.
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Publication InformationNatural background levels in Irish groundwater
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Resource KeywordsNatural background levels groundwater
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2008-FS-WQ-16_S4
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeWater Quality
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
Limitations on the use of this Resourcen/a
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 4
Project Start Date Sunday 1st June 2008 (01-06-2008)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Friday 1st June 1990 (01-06-1990)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Sunday 1st June 2014 (01-06-2014)
Published on SAFERSunday 13th December 2015 (13-12-2015)
Date of Last EditThursday 23rd February 2017 at 21:34:36 (23-02-2017)
Datasets or Files Updated On Thursday 23rd February 2017 at 21:34:36 (23-02-2017)

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