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Ground-water contamination in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal area, Denver, Colorado

Theodore Roscoe Walker
Ground-water contamination in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal area, Denver, Colorado
Geological Society of America Bulletin (1961) 72 (3): 489-494

Abstract

Improper waste-disposal practices at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal have seriously damaged the free ground-water aquifer throughout an area of approximately 6 1/2 sq. mi. Contaminants include chlorate and 2,4-D-type compounds, both of which are effective herbicides. Contaminated ground water within the affected area is toxic to agricultural crops and unpotable for humans. Corrective measures have been taken to halt further contamination, but the area of toxicity is expanding owing to migration of the body of ground water already contaminated.


ISSN: 0016-7606
EISSN: 1943-2674
Coden: BUGMAF
Serial Title: Geological Society of America Bulletin
Serial Volume: 72
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Ground-water contamination in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal area, Denver, Colorado
Pages: 489-494
Published: 1961
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
Accession Number: 1961-006964
Categories: Hydrogeology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N39°40'00" - N39°49'60", W104°55'00" - W104°45'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1961
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