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Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum
Water

The contamination of groundwater, which is a principal source of drinking water, is a serious health and environmental problem in many areas of the United States and the world.

During this investigation you will learn:

  • What is groundwater contamination?
  • Why is it important for us to know about it?
  • What are the sources of contamination?
  • How does one investigate groundwater contamination?
  • What are some ways to clean up and prevent groundwater contamination?

Example of Contamination from Hazardous Waste

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