Agricultural chemical contamination of shallow, large diameter wells in Illinois

Steven D Wilson, Joseph R. Karny, Kenneth J. Hlinka

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In 1990 the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) has started a multi-year effort, primarily observational in scope, aimed at assessing the likely magnitude and extent of agricultural chemical contamination in dug and bored wells in Illinois. Twenty-five rural, private wells each in Christian, Edgar, Sangamon counties have been sampled and tested for nitrate and a suite of twenty-three pesticides. Accordingly, the results suggest that agricultural chemical contamination of large diameter wells is a site specific problem rather than a regional one. Further, there is no correlation between elevated nitrate levels and the occurrence of pesticides; and dug wells are more likely than bored wells to have elevated nitrate levels or detectable pesticides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages169-173
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
EventProceedings of the International Symposium on Groundwater Management - San Antonio, TX, USA
Duration: Aug 14 1995Aug 16 1995

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OtherProceedings of the International Symposium on Groundwater Management
CitySan Antonio, TX, USA
Period8/14/958/16/95

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Wilson, S. D., Karny, J. R., & Hlinka, K. J. (1995). Agricultural chemical contamination of shallow, large diameter wells in Illinois. 169-173. Paper presented at Proceedings of the International Symposium on Groundwater Management, San Antonio, TX, USA, .

Agricultural chemical contamination of shallow, large diameter wells in Illinois. / Wilson, Steven D; Karny, Joseph R.; Hlinka, Kenneth J.

1995. 169-173 Paper presented at Proceedings of the International Symposium on Groundwater Management, San Antonio, TX, USA, .

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Wilson, SD, Karny, JR & Hlinka, KJ 1995, 'Agricultural chemical contamination of shallow, large diameter wells in Illinois', Paper presented at Proceedings of the International Symposium on Groundwater Management, San Antonio, TX, USA, 8/14/95 - 8/16/95 pp. 169-173.
Wilson SD, Karny JR, Hlinka KJ. Agricultural chemical contamination of shallow, large diameter wells in Illinois. 1995. Paper presented at Proceedings of the International Symposium on Groundwater Management, San Antonio, TX, USA, .
Wilson, Steven D ; Karny, Joseph R. ; Hlinka, Kenneth J. / Agricultural chemical contamination of shallow, large diameter wells in Illinois. Paper presented at Proceedings of the International Symposium on Groundwater Management, San Antonio, TX, USA, .5 p.
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