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Nitrate Pollution From Agricultural Activities Of A Shallow Aquifer In Chalkidiki Peninsula, Greece

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP930691

Volume

2

Pages

8

Published

1993

Size

818 kb

Author(s)

P. Latinopoulos, P. Anastasiadis & A. Xefteris

Abstract

Nitrate pollution from agricultural activities of a shallow aquifer in Chalkidiki Peninsula, Greece P. Latinopoulos, P. Anastasiadis, A. Xefteris Department of Civil Engineering, School of Technology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR 540 06 Thessaloniki, Greece ABSTRACT The south-western part of Chalkidiki Peninsula in Northern Greece is an area with intensive agricultural use. Uncontrollable application of fertilizers during the past years has lead to high nitrate concentrations in local ground waters. In order to assess the extent of contamination and to prevent further deterioration of the regional groundwater resources, a combined field and desk study of the area has been recently initiated. In the paper, results from the two approaches are presented. After the description of the geology and hydrogeology of the area, basic information on the agricultural land use is provided followed by the results of field investigations, which include water chemical analysis

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