Pesticides and Groundwater Quality: Issues and Problems in Four States
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Pesticides and Groundwater Quality:
Issues and Problems in Four States
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Pesticides in groundwater can contaminate drinking water and threaten the health of communities. How does this contamination occur and what should be done about this pressing problem? This new book uses a case-study approach to describe the discovery of the problem in four major agricultural states, to summarize the most recent data on the problem, and to review the status of the problem from both technological and policy perspectives. It also addresses the controversial questions of what levels of residues are acceptable, who should bear the costs of drinking water that is already contaminated, and how federal scientific resources can best be used to aid state initiatives in addressing this problem.


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136 pages | 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-309-03676-4

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-xii
Executive Summary 1-13
1 California 14-30
2 New York 31-57
3 Wisconsin 58-80
4 Florida 81-97
5 Federal Agencies 98-104
6 Agricultural Chemical Companies 105-112
Appendix 113-119
Bibliography 120-124
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National Research Council. Pesticides and Groundwater Quality: Issues and Problems in Four States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1986.

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