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Arsenic contaminated aquifers: a study of the Ganga levee zones in Bihar, India

  title={Arsenic contaminated aquifers: a study of the Ganga levee zones in Bihar, India},
  author={Nupur Bose and Sunil Chaudhary},
'In Bihar Plains, ground water is the most important source of drinking and irrigation water. The purpose of this interdisciplinary study, undertaken along the levee of river Ganga in the Mid Ganga Plain, was to determine the existence and intensity of arsenic contamination in aquifers being tapped for direct and indirect ingestion of the properties of the region’s ground water, in the four districts of Bihar [India], i.e., Patna, Bhojpur, Vaishali and Bhagalpur. The methodology involved… 

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