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A new report from the National Research Council revealed that at least 126,000 sites across the U.S. have contaminated groundwater that requires remediation.
New methods might allow polluted sites to be investigated and monitored long term at significantly reduced costs.
Today's soil contamination is a direct result of man-made chemicals or other changes in nature's soil environment. This contamination most commonly occurs from underground storage tanks bursting, use of pesticides, discarding oil and fuel illegally, leakage of dirty surface water, draining of wastes from landfalls and knowingly dumping industrial wastes into the soil. The most widespread chemicals found are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, common pesticides, lead and additional heavy metals....
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