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Principal aquifers can contribute radium to sources of drinking water under certain geochemical conditions

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2010/3113/

Knowledge of the geochemical processes controlling radium occurrence in groundwater may help water-resource managers anticipate and minimize human exposure to this cancer-causing element.

by Szabo, Zoltan; Fischer, Jeffrey M.; and Hancock, Tracy Connell
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3113
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Environmental health (human), Groundwater quality, Human environmental safety, Radium, Water chemistry, Aquifers
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