groundwater pollution

groundwater pollution

Grundwasserverunreinigung contaminación de aguas subterráneas pollution des eaux souterraines

Definition

Contamination of any water found under the earth's surface by any leaching pollutants, such as inorganic compounds (chlorides, nitrates, heavy metals, etc.), synthetic organic chemicals (pesticides, fertilizers, etc.) and pathogens (bacteria, parasites, etc.).

Broader terms

freshwater pollution