Groundwater contamination by abandoned waste disposal sites is of outstanding importance, because groundwater is the main resource of drinking water in the Federal Republic of Germany. Therefore, following the existing laws, the quality of groundwater must be saved, monitored and the existing unacceptable contaminations must be sanitized. This can be achieved by a thorough evaluation of a special contamination considering substance-specific and site-(exposure/usage)-specific parameters. At the present time such a comprehensive evaluation is — if at all — inconsistent and at the very beginning. The substitutes for the evaluation of groundwater contaminations often used are qualitative and quantitative not sufficient or not specific like the threshold values of the Federal Drinking Water Regulation (BMJFG, 1986) or the European Community Directive (EC, 1980). These are — strictly speaking — only valid for drinking water. Other substitutes are lists of substances with scientificly not verified guide lines.
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- Groundwater Contamination by Abandoned Waste Disposal Sites: Detection and Possibilities of Standardized Assessment
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