Arsenic Mobility and Groundwater Extraction in Bangladesh

@article{Harvey2002ArsenicMA,
  title={Arsenic Mobility and Groundwater Extraction in Bangladesh},
  author={Charles Franklin Harvey and Christopher H. Swartz and Abu Borhan Md. Badruzzaman and Nicole Keon-Blute and Winston Yu and M. Ashraf Ali and Jennifer Ayla Jay and Roger D. Beckie and Volker Niedan and D Oates P Brabander and Peter M. Oates and Khandaker N. Ashfaque and Shafiqul Islam and Harold F. Hemond and M. Feroze Ahmed},
  journal={Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={298},
  pages={1602 - 1606}
}
High levels of arsenic in well water are causing widespread poisoning in Bangladesh. In a typical aquifer in southern Bangladesh, chemical data imply that arsenic mobilization is associated with recent inflow of carbon. High concentrations of radiocarbon-young methane indicate that young carbon has driven recent biogeochemical processes, and irrigation pumping is sufficient to have drawn water to the depth where dissolved arsenic is at a maximum. The results of field injection of molasses… 

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