Tracing the factors responsible for arsenic enrichment in groundwater of the middle Gangetic Plain, India: a source identification perspective.

@article{Kumar2010TracingTF,
  title={Tracing the factors responsible for arsenic enrichment in groundwater of the middle Gangetic Plain, India: a source identification perspective.},
  author={Pankaj Kumar and Manish Kumar and A. L. Ramanathan and Maki Tsujimura},
  journal={Environmental geochemistry and health},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={129-46}
}
Arsenic contamination in groundwater is of increasing concern because of its high toxicity and widespread occurrence. This study is an effort to trace the factors responsible for arsenic enrichment in groundwater of the middle Gangetic Plain of India through major ion chemistry, arsenic speciation, sediment grain-size analyses, and multivariate statistical techniques. The study focuses on the distinction between the contributions of natural weathering and anthropogenic inputs of arsenic with… CONTINUE READING