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Arsenic contamination of rural community wells in Nicaragua : A review of two decades of experience. / Gonzalez Rodriguez, B.; Rietveld, L. C.; Longley, A. J.; van Halem, D.

In: Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 657, 2019, p. 1441-1449.

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@article{4b218a42dbe344f1ab735676d40f0e0f,
title = "Arsenic contamination of rural community wells in Nicaragua: A review of two decades of experience",
abstract = "Several surveys have been conducted in Nicaragua between 1996 and 2015 confirming the presence of high levels of arsenic (>10 μg/L). In this paper, these peer-reviewed (n = 2) and non-peer reviewed sources (n = 14) have been combined to provide an extensive overview of the arsenic contamination of drinking water sources in Nicaragua. So far, arsenic contamination has been detected in over 80 rural communities located in 34 municipalities of the country and arsenic poisoning has been identified in at least six of those communities. The source of arsenic contamination in Nicaragua is probably volcanic in origin, both from volcanic rocks and geothermal fluids which are distributed across the country. Arsenic may have directly entered into the groundwater by geothermally-influenced water bodies, or indirectly by reductive dissolution or alkali desorption, depending on the local geochemical conditions.",
keywords = "Arsenic, Drinking water, Nicaragua, Rural communities, Volcanic sources",
author = "{Gonzalez Rodriguez}, B. and Rietveld, {L. C.} and Longley, {A. J.} and {van Halem}, D.",
note = "Green Open Access added to TU Delft Institutional Repository ‘You share, we take care!’ – Taverne project https://www.openaccess.nl/en/you-share-we-take-care Otherwise as indicated in the copyright section: the publisher is the copyright holder of this work and the author uses the Dutch legislation to make this work public.",
year = "2019",
doi = "10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.168",
language = "English",
volume = "657",
pages = "1441--1449",
journal = "Science of the Total Environment",
issn = "0048-9697",
publisher = "Elsevier",

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T2 - Science of the Total Environment

AU - Gonzalez Rodriguez, B.

AU - Rietveld, L. C.

AU - Longley, A. J.

AU - van Halem, D.

N1 - Green Open Access added to TU Delft Institutional Repository ‘You share, we take care!’ – Taverne project https://www.openaccess.nl/en/you-share-we-take-care Otherwise as indicated in the copyright section: the publisher is the copyright holder of this work and the author uses the Dutch legislation to make this work public.

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - Several surveys have been conducted in Nicaragua between 1996 and 2015 confirming the presence of high levels of arsenic (>10 μg/L). In this paper, these peer-reviewed (n = 2) and non-peer reviewed sources (n = 14) have been combined to provide an extensive overview of the arsenic contamination of drinking water sources in Nicaragua. So far, arsenic contamination has been detected in over 80 rural communities located in 34 municipalities of the country and arsenic poisoning has been identified in at least six of those communities. The source of arsenic contamination in Nicaragua is probably volcanic in origin, both from volcanic rocks and geothermal fluids which are distributed across the country. Arsenic may have directly entered into the groundwater by geothermally-influenced water bodies, or indirectly by reductive dissolution or alkali desorption, depending on the local geochemical conditions.

AB - Several surveys have been conducted in Nicaragua between 1996 and 2015 confirming the presence of high levels of arsenic (>10 μg/L). In this paper, these peer-reviewed (n = 2) and non-peer reviewed sources (n = 14) have been combined to provide an extensive overview of the arsenic contamination of drinking water sources in Nicaragua. So far, arsenic contamination has been detected in over 80 rural communities located in 34 municipalities of the country and arsenic poisoning has been identified in at least six of those communities. The source of arsenic contamination in Nicaragua is probably volcanic in origin, both from volcanic rocks and geothermal fluids which are distributed across the country. Arsenic may have directly entered into the groundwater by geothermally-influenced water bodies, or indirectly by reductive dissolution or alkali desorption, depending on the local geochemical conditions.

KW - Arsenic

KW - Drinking water

KW - Nicaragua

KW - Rural communities

KW - Volcanic sources

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DO - 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.168

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EP - 1449

JO - Science of the Total Environment

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SN - 0048-9697

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