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Nitrate and bacterial contamination in well waters in Vinh Phuc province, Vietnam

Cam, P.D.; Lan, Nguyen Thi Phong; Smith, Geoffrey D; Verma, Naresh

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Measurements were made of the nitrate concentration and bacterial contamination of groundwater samples taken from both dug wells and bores in the commune of Hop Thinh', in the administrative district of Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. A significant number (18%) of samples had nitrate concentrations in excess of the WHO Guideline value for drinking water of 50 mgL-1, with a higher proportion in the dug wells (29%) than the bores (3.8%). High concentrations of thermotolerant coliforms were found in many of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/34271
Source: Journal of Water and Health
DOI: 10.2166/wh.2008.027

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