Does road salt affect groundwater in Denmark?

Authors

  • Søren M. Kristiansen University of Aarhus, Department of Earth Sciences, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 2, DK- 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
  • Flemming D. Christensen Rambøll, Hannemanns Allé 53, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
  • Birgitte Hansen Geological Survey of Denmark and Greeland, Lyseng Allé 1, DK-8270 Højbjerg, Denmark

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v23.4837

Abstract

Chloride (Cl) from dissolved salt is a major threat to groundwater quality in many regions of the world. In arid regions near present-day coastlines, where old seawater occurs in deeper sediments and where road salt is frequently used, Cl can be a significant pollutant (European Environmental Agency 2009). European Union member states have recently reported that next to nitrogen, Cl is the most commonly found pollutant and is often responsible for groundwater bodies being at risk or having a poor ecological status (European Commission 2010).

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Published

2011-07-15

How to Cite

Kristiansen, S. M., Christensen, F. D., & Hansen, B. (2011). Does road salt affect groundwater in Denmark?. GEUS Bulletin, 23, 45–48. https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v23.4837

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