POLLUTION OF THE GROUNDWATER OF UKRAINEJournal: Collection of scholarly papers of Dniprovsk State Technical University (Technical Sciences) (Vol.1, No. 30)
Publication Date: 2017-08-29
Authors : K. O. Levchuk O. Marchenko;
Page : 188-193
Keywords : pollution; groundwater; environmental situation;
The article describe the main sources of groundwater pollutions and harmful compounds that enter in the groundwater. The author illustrates by the example of the environmental situation in Kam'yanske. The territory of this town contains more than 75 million tons of industrial waste that disposed for decades directly near the Dnieper, increasing the danger of the river pollution. As supplementary toe there are 10 potentially hazardous tailing dumps with total area of 2.43 million sq. m, where 42 million tons of radioactive waste are accumulated. These tailings have no effective insulation and waterproofing. So there is a real threat of groundwater radioactive contamination and falling of poison water into the Dnieper. The author concludes that effluent quality in Ukraine is extremely low, the existing treatment plants even in the case of use the biological treatment removed only 10-40% inorganic substances and practically do not removed heavy metals. So use of ground water from sanitary and epidemiological point of view is dangerous.
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