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Nitrate occurrence in U.S. waters (and related questions)

John Fedkiw

Nitrate occurrence in U.S. waters (and related questions)

a reference summary of published sources from an agricultural perspective

by John Fedkiw

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Water -- Pollution -- United States,
  • Agricultural pollution -- United States,
  • Nitrates -- Physiological effect,
  • Nitrates -- Environmental aspects -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesNitrate occurrence in US waters (and related questions)
    Statementprepared by John Fedkiw
    ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Agriculture
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 35 p. ;
    Number of Pages35
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17930083M

    Conclusions. Organic compounds potentially can be transported from the river to riverbank-filtered water into public-water supplies. On a global scale, the total production of organic compounds, such as pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products, has increased during the last few by: A Review on Contamination and Leaching of Nitrate in the Ground Water review discusses the occurrence of nitrate leaching including the adverse impact and management of nitrate.

    For this reason, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a drinking-water standard of 10 milligrams per liter (mg/L) nitrate as nitrogen (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ). Nitrate concentrations in natural ground waters are usually less than 2 . Information related to Quality Criteria for Water (Gold Book). You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.. Quality Criteria for Water, ("Gold Book") (PDF) ( pp, 14 MB).

    NITRATE IN GROUND WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES By Bernard T. Nolan, Barbara C. Ruddy, Kerie J. Hitt, and Dennis R. Helsel. Abstract. A national map indicates that the risk of nitrate contamination of shallow ground water is greatest in the Midwest and in portions of the western and northeastern United States.   The study found that "from to , approximately 81 million people served by community water systems in the U.S. had a mean drinking water nitrate level of 1mg/L and above, while 6 .


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Nitrate occurrence in U.S. waters (and related questions) by John Fedkiw Download PDF EPUB FB2

Water. The natural occurrence of nitrate and nitrite in soil results from microbial oxidation of ammonia which is derived from organic nitrogenous material such as plant proteins, animals and animal excreta. The background concentration of nitrate in sources of water in the USA is very low, and is generally less than 2 mg/L nitrate-N in groundwater and less than mg/L in streams.

Little is known about the regional extent and variability of nitrate from atmospheric deposition that is transported to streams without biological processing in forests. We measured water chemistry and isotopic tracers (δ18O and δ15N) of nitrate sources across the Northern Forest Region of the U.S.

and Canada and reanalyzed data from other studies to determine when, where, and how Cited by: 1. Nitrate and nitrite are potentially dangerous substances which can have a detrimental effect on the ecological balance of rivers and lakes, and can cause harm to human health.

This book puts into context the magnitude and complexity of the problems caused by nitrate and nitrite, and provides advice and information on ways to combat it. OCCURRENCE OF NITRATE AND PESTICIDES IN GROUND WATER BENEATH THREE AGRICULTURAL LAND-USE SETTINGS Nitrate occurrence in U.S. waters book THE EASTERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, By Karen R.

Burow, Jennifer L. Shelton, andNell M. Dubrovsky U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Water-Resources Investigations Report NATIONAL WATER-QUALITY ASSESSMENT Cited by: Fishel DK, Lietman PL () Occurrence of nitrate and herbicides in ground water in the upper Conestoga River Basin, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Geol Surv Water Res Invest Rept 85– Google Scholar Flipse WJ Jr, Katz BG, Linder JB, Markel R () Sources of nitrate in ground water in a sewered housing development, central Long Island, New by: Nitrate concentrations in water samples from the 94 shallow wells in the White River Basin ranged from less than mg/L to a high of 21 mg/L.

High concentrations of nitrate in drinking water can have potentially hazardous effects on humans and livestock. The health implications of exposure to nitrates in drinking water were first reported in the scientific literature by Comly in after observing cyanosis in infants in Iowa, where well water was used in formula preparation ().Since then, most studies on the health effects of nitrates in drinking water have focused on infants because they are thought to be the most vulnerable to this by: INGESTION of NO3 in drinking water has caused met-hemoglobinemia in infants under 6 mo of age and recently caused the death of a South Dakota infant (John-son et al., ).

The noncancerous acute toxicity of NOn is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA File Size: KB. Since ingestion of water containing high nitrate concentrations can be fatal to infants and livestock, the U.S.

EPA has established a level of 10 mg/L total nitrate (measured as nitrogen) as the Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) and Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) in drinking water. Nitrate in drinking water is measured either in terms of the amount of nitrogen present or in terms of both nitrogen and oxygen.

The federal standard for nitrate in drinking water is 10 milligrams per liter (10 mg/l) nitrate-N, or 45 mg/l nitrate-NO3. when the oxygen is measured as well as the nitrogen.

Nitrate and Phosphate Pollution in Surface Water of Nwaja Creek, Port Harcourt, Niger Delta, Nigeria eutrophication process and impairment of water quality. Nitrate (NO 3) is the major form of nitrogen found in natural waters and Nitrate anion has both beneficial and harmful uses.

On the positive side, Nitrates. While nitrate does occur naturally in groundwater, concentrations greater than 3 mg/L generally indicate contamination (Madison and Brunett, ), and a more recent nationwide study found that concentrations over 1 mg/L nitrate indicate human activity (Dubrovsky et al.

Drinking water source was related to nitrate exposure (i.e., private systems water was more likely than community system water to have nitrate levels above the maximum contaminant limit).

Animal studies have found adverse reproductive effects resulting from higher doses of nitrate or by: An assessment of nitrate concentrations in groundwater in the United States indicates that concentrations are highest in shallow, oxic groundwater beneath areas with high N inputs.

During −, wells were sampled in 51 study areas throughout the U.S. as part of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) by: Arbuckle TE, Sherman GJ, Corey PN, Walter D, Lu B. Water nitrates and CNS birth defects: a population-based case-control study. Arch Environ Health Get this from a library.

Nitrate occurrence in U.S. waters and related questions: a reference summary of published sources from an agricultural perspective. [John Fedkiw]. Nitrate occurrence and attenuation in the major aquifers of England and Wales Article in Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology 40(4) November with 52 Reads.

All water samples were placed on ice, transported back to the laboratory as soon as possible, stored in refrigerator at 4 °C, and extracted using liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) method within 24 h of sampling. Nitrate concentrations and compositions of stable isotopes δ 15 N–NO 3-and δ 18 O–NO 3-were determined according to Wu et al Cited by: 1.

The Safe Drinking Water Act directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish national drinking-water standards for chemical and biological contaminants in public water standards are to be set at concentrations at which no adverse effects on human health occur or are expected to occur from lifetime consumption, allowing a margin of safety; enforceable standards.

Disposal wells with associated water supply wells with screens within vertical feet. Region 5 has issued Orders to 10 well operators.

Water samples collected from nine water supply wells near disposal wells (arsenic, nitrate and thallium above MCL, maximum TDS 1, mg/L). Nitrate mean value is  ± 18 mg/L, which indicates the occurrence of very high concentrations.

The influence of groundwater exploitation forces nitrate polluted water downward through the fractured marls that act as aquitards.Knowing the groundwater quality is important for the drinking water supply in the highland area of Madagascar, including Merimandroso Commune insofar that groundwater is the main source of drinking water for a large number of Malagasy people.

In this way, this study assessed the shallow groundwater quality with special focus on nitrate occurrence using multivariate statistical techniques such Author: Mamiseheno Rasolofonirina, Voahirana Ramaroson, Solofonirina Dieudonné Ravelomanantsoa.Occurrence and distribution of nitrate and selected pesticides in ground water in Missouri, [Wilkison, Donald H.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Occurrence and distribution of nitrate and selected pesticides in ground water in Missouri, Author: Donald H. Wilkison.