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Influent rivers: a pollution threat to Schwyll Spring, South Wales?

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Steven L. Hobbs
Steven L. Hobbs
Enviros Aspinwall, 5 Chiltern Close, Cardiff CF14 5DL, UK (e-mail: steve.hobbs@enviros.com)
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Published:
January 01, 2000

Abstract

A number of influent rivers cross the southern outcrop of the Carboniferous Limestone in South Wales. They lose a proportion of their flow to groundwater via both discrete sinks and leaky river beds. These influent rivers represent a pollution threat to local springs that is dependent upon many factors including antecedent conditions, pollutant type, the location of pollutant loss and the nature and volume of influent flow. An attempt is made to define the catchment area of Schwyll Spring public water supply, near Bridgend in South Wales, prior to considering the potential for pollution from influent rivers.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Groundwater in the Celtic Regions: Studies in Hard Rock and Quaternary Hydrogeology

N. S. Robins
N. S. Robins
British Geological Survey, Wallingford, UK
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B. D. R. Misstear
B. D. R. Misstear
University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland
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Geological Society of London
Volume
182
ISBN electronic:
9781862394308
Publication date:
January 01, 2000

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