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.
Ministry of Environment. 2004. Protocol 9 for Contaminated Sites - Determining Background Groundwater Quality
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