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Title: Water Pollution by Oil-Field Brines and Related Industrial Wastes in Ohio
Creators: Pettyjohn, Wayne A.
Issue Date: 1971-09
Citation: The Ohio Journal of Science. v71 n5 (September, 1971), 257-269
Abstract: Contamination of surface- and ground-water resources, owing to the disposal of oilfield brines and other industrial high-chloride waste waters, has long been a major problem in many areas in Ohio. A major cause of pollution is the use of brine "evaporation" pits. Although the chloride content in many contaminated areas has decreased with time by several orders of magnitude due to natural cleansing, concentrations in other areas have increased. The time at which a contaminated area will return to its original condition can not be accurately determined, because natural flushing depends on several hydrogeologic factors as well as the amount and rate of infiltration of rain.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/5637
ISSN: 0030-0950
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.
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