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Study analyzes the risk of karst groundwater contamination to human consumption

Researchers analyzed the presence of several pollutants in water from many karst aquifers of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, relating fast infiltration processes to an increased concentration of these substances. During rainfall events when aquifers recharge the concentration of pollutants and pathogenic microorganisms can significantly exceed the safe levels.

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https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uom-asa060921.php

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