Coastal hydrogeological system of Mar Piccolo (Taranto, Italy)

  title={Coastal hydrogeological system of Mar Piccolo (Taranto, Italy)},
  author={Livia Emanuela Zuffian{\`o} and Alessia Basso and Domenico Casarano and Vittoria Dragone and Pier Paolo Limoni and Annarita Romanazzi and Francesca Santaloia and Maurizio Polemio},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
The Mar Piccolo basin is an internal sea basin located along the Ionian coast (Southern Italy), and it is surrounded primarily by fractured carbonate karstic environment. Because of the karstic features, the main continental water inflow is from groundwater discharge. The Mar Piccolo basin represents a peculiar and sensitive environment and a social emergency because of sea water and sediment pollution. This pollution appears to be caused by the overlapping effects of dangerous anthropogenic… 
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