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Fluoride Mobilization Due to Coal Mining in Parts of Chhattisgarh

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This paper reports the ground water quality deterioration due to fluoride in the parts of Chhattisgarh state. Out of selected 60 sites, high contamination of fluoride content up to 7.00 ppm was found in Kolam, Muragaon and Saraitola villages and in the range of 1.0 to 1.2 ppm in Basanpalli, Bhalumuda, Dolesara, Penkapara, Kunjhemura villages. Ten new areas were selected for yearly monitoring and fluoride concentration was found up to 1.44 ppm. The results call for immediate steps for monitoring and treatment of contaminated locations.

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P. Pandey, M. Pandey and M. Chakraborty, "Fluoride Mobilization Due to Coal Mining in Parts of Chhattisgarh," Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 4 No. 4, 2013, pp. 385-388. doi: 10.4236/jep.2013.44046.

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