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groundwater

Water below the earth's surface, saturating soil and rock at the level of the water table and below. It supplies approximately 35 percent of the drinking water in the country and, as such, is a source of much concern for the Environmental Protection Agency. If one purchases a property with contaminants, and those contaminants have leached into the groundwater, then remediation will usually be required before development can proceed.

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The porewater salinity, linked to tides dynamics, vary between areas closer to the salt water or to the restinga forest (Kathiresan & Bingham, 2001).
Porewater sample in each sediment slice was obtained by centrifugation at 4[degrees]C.
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The amount of porewater exchange in sediments, and therefore of oxygen input, is an important aspect of burial habitat of Ammodytes species (Robards and Piatt, 1999; Heines and Bergstad, 2001; Behrens et al., 2007).
Over 40 different schemes for the classification of aquatic toxicity of chemical mixtures, WW, LLs, sediment porewater, elutriates were proposed and used in European States, USA, and Canada, in the period 1982-2012.
By utilizing the similar solving process of the single-stage loading and assuming that the average excess porewater pressures within the column and the entire composite foundation are identical during the constant load stage, the solution of [[bar.u].sub.r] can be easily derived as follows:
Microbial Reduction of Iron and Porewater Biogeochemistry in Acidic Peatlands.
To avoid the potential effect of evapoconcentration in near-surface porewater samples, which would make sites appear to be more groundwater-dominated than they actually were, porewaters from deeper mini-piezometers were used in some (n = 13) water source calculations.
Diel coral reef acidification driven by porewater advection in permeable carbonate sands, Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef.