Elevated fluoride and selenium in west Texas groundwater.

  title={Elevated fluoride and selenium in west Texas groundwater.},
  author={Paul F. Hudak},
  journal={Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  volume={82 1},
Fluoride and selenium concentrations, along with total dissolved solids and depth of intake, were compiled, mapped, and analyzed for 634 water wells in the High Plains Aquifer, northwest Texas. Approximately 19% of fluoride observations exceeded the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for drinking water. Additionally, 4% of selenium observations exceeded the MCL for drinking water, and 19% exceeded the recommended limit for irrigation water. Concentrations were considerably higher in the southern… CONTINUE READING