Uncontrolled Drilling: Exposing a Global Threat to Groundwater Sustainability

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Untold numbers of boreholes are drilled into the earth’s crust every year. Most constitute a potential threat to groundwater quality by creating a preferred pathway for contaminant migration. Some solutions, including “well-pooling”, are proposed to better protect groundwater resources through the efficient management of boreholes.

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R. Chesnaux, "Uncontrolled Drilling: Exposing a Global Threat to Groundwater Sustainability," Journal of Water Resource and Protection, Vol. 4 No. 9, 2012, pp. 746-749. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2012.49084.

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