Tag: groundwater

Research links sinking land to regions of high groundwater demand

Posted by on September 24, 2020

Excessive pumping from underground aquifers can cause the surrounding land to sink and lead to damage to streets, bridges and other infrastructure, reduced groundwater storage, and contaminated drinking water, according to researchers at Missouri S&T. They are using a form of artificial intelligence known as machine learning to map the sinking – called land subsidence – to help water policy officials make informed decisions.

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Grad student is pumping, cleaning contaminated water at Rolla site

Posted by on May 24, 2011

For decades, it was routine for dry-cleaning operations to pour chemicals down the drain. Unfortunately, some of those chemicals ended up contaminating groundwater.

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Researchers, students help clean up Nebraska site

Posted by on September 8, 2003

A UMR researcher and several students are helping find new ways to clean up contaminated groundwater at a former munitions site near Mead, Neb., by recycling the water through a special type of well.

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