Groundwater and soil vulnerability in the langat basin Malaysia

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Abstract

Movement of pollutants into soil and groundwater take place through disposals of wastes, discharge of effluent from industries or releases of chemicals through agriculture activities. Uncontrolled releases of pollutants will contaminate soil and groundwater which creates environmental and human health problems. This lead to increasing vulnerability of groundwater and soil which become one of the important environmental issue in Malaysia. This study focus on vulnerability of soil and groundwater in relation to agriculture activities and drinking water supply. This paper analyse types of soil and groundwater sources of pollutants in the Langat Basin, Malaysia and determine the level of vulnerability. A case study of landfill pollution was analysed to illustrate the impact and vulnerability of soil and groundwater quality. Key management aspect of soil and groundwater were discussed and a better approach in managing pollution source was proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)628-635
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
Volume27
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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  • Groundwater
  • Pollutants
  • Soil
  • Vulnerability

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Groundwater and soil vulnerability in the langat basin Malaysia. / Mohamed, Ahmad Fariz; Wan Yaacob, Wan Zuhairi; Taha, Mohd. Raihan; Samsudin, Abdul Rahim.

In: European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2009, p. 628-635.

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