Category Archives: Identification-detection of water resource change

Heavy metals in groundwater in a glassworks-industry region in Sweden

Principal investigator: Anna Augustsson, Linnaeus University

In relation to water quality changes, we have during 2013 initiated a new sub-project, led by Anna Augustsson at Linnaeus University, aimed specifically at detecting groundwater quality changes as basis for assessing associated environmental-health risk changes around former glassworks, located throughout Kalmar and Kronoberg counties, Sweden. Continue reading Heavy metals in groundwater in a glassworks-industry region in Sweden

Sources and geochemistry of groundwater in fractures

Principal investigator: Mats Åström, Linnaeus University

Long-term monitoring of groundwater in deep underground fractures in the crystalline bedrock of the Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory and, also, of surface-drilled boreholes in the nearby Laxemar area has revealed that this groundwater has multiple sources. These sources include: glacial-melt water; water from the Littorina Sea (ca. 7500-4000 BP); water from the Baltic Sea; modern meteoric water; and, a very old, deep-lying, saline water source.

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