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WRRCTR No.181 Organic Chemical Contamination of Oahu Groundwater

ScholarSpace at University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Title WRRCTR No.181 Organic Chemical Contamination of Oahu Groundwater
Creator Lau, L Stephen
Subject groundwater potable water water wells pesticides nematicides potable-water wells DBCP EDB TCP soil fumigants saprolites Mililani wells Waipio wells Oahu Hawaii Dibromochloropropane -- Hawaii -- Oahu -- Environmental aspects. Ethylene dibromide -- Hawaii -- Oahu -- Environmental aspects. Groundwater -- Pollution -- Hawaii -- Oahu. Organic water pollutants -- Hawaii -- Oahu.
Description An investigative project developed the scientific knowledge needed to respond to the discovery of organic chemical contamination of groundwater in Hawaii. Ethylene dibromide (EDB) and dibromochloropropane (DBCP), both suspected carcinogens to humans and banned shortly after the discovery of contamination, were discovered in the tens of nanograms per liter (ng/l or parts per trillion) in central, southern, and northern Oahu. As a result, eight potable water wells were closed, thereby removing...
Date 1987-07
Type Report
Identifier Lau LS. 1987. Organic chemical contamination of Oahu groundwater. Honolulu (HI): Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. WRRC technical report, 181. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1987
Language en-US
Relation WRRC Technical Report 181
Publisher Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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