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Fractured Tills, Ohio's Ground Water Resources, and Public Policy

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dc.creator Weatherington-Rice, Julie
dc.creator Hottman, Ava
dc.creator Murphy, Earl Finbar
dc.creator Christy, Ann D.
dc.creator Angle, Michael P.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-02T18:22:07Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-02T18:22:07Z
dc.date.issued 2006-04
dc.identifier.citation The Ohio Journal of Science, v106, n2 (April, 2006), 64-73. en
dc.identifier.issn 0030-0950 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/36428
dc.description Author Institution: Bennett & Williams Environmental Consultants Inc. Columbus, OH en
dc.description Author Institution: Former Assistant Chief OEPA Surface Water Division, Columbus, OH en
dc.description Author Institution: Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH en
dc.description Author Institution: Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH en
dc.description Author Institution: Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water, Columbus, OH en
dc.description.abstract The public health of all Ohioans is dependent on land use decisions that preserve the quality of Ohio's water resources. If a potentially polluting site is located over fractured glacial tills, those fractures could hasten contaminant transport from surface contamination to underlying ground water. This paper addresses public policy, government programs, and the law as they affect land use decisions in fractured environments. A review of programs in Ohio identified a number of efforts currently in place that, if modified, could include ground water pollution potential mapping (DRASTIC) and the concept of fracture flow in guiding science-based land use decisions. Two of these programs, the Sole Source Aquifer designation and the Wellhead/Source Water Protection Program, are detailed. In addition, two Ohio law cases directly addressing ground water resource protection are described: Cline v. American Aggregates and CF/Water et al. v. Schregardus. The latter case is the first in the United States to explicitly state that fractures must be taken into consideration by the regulatory agency when reviewing a permit to install a potentially contaminating land use. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.rights Reproduction of articles for non-commercial educational or research use granted without request if credit to The Ohio State University and The Ohio Academy of Science is given. en
dc.title Fractured Tills, Ohio's Ground Water Resources, and Public Policy en
dc.type Article en