The contaminated liquid emerging from landfill sites where garbage has been dumped for years is the cause of most of the known cases of groundwater pollution, but the agency identifies pollution from industrial sources as posing the greatest long term threat. Typical sources might be an old gas works, a petrol filling station or a dry cleaning plant. The agency admits there are big gaps in its knowledge of the problem, and the report is only a first stab.
Groundwater Pollution, free, Environmental Agency National Groundwater and Contaminated Land Centre, Olton Court, 10 Warwick Road, Olton, Solihull B92 7HX. Nicholas SchoonReuse content