This protocol provides a procedure for determining local background concentrations in groundwater. It is intended to assist persons conducting remediation pursuant to the Waste Management Act at sites with local background concentrations of a substance or substances above numerical water quality standards. Concentrations of a substance that occur naturally in a geographic area are considered to be representative of background concentrations.
BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection. 2005. PROTOCOL FOR CONTAMINATED SITES Determining Background Groundwater Quality. BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection
Keywords: contaminated site, ground water
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