Private Well Testing in Oregon from Real Estate Transactions: An Innovative Approach Toward a State-Based Surveillance System
Examines health problems caused by well water contaminants and reports increased risks in rural areas due to agricultural fertilizer use, feedlot operations, leaking septic systems, and aboveground application of wastewater. Compares Oregon's and New Jersey's laws concerning well testing and includes Oregon maps showing locations of private wells with high and moderate nitrate levels and evidence of coliform bacteria.
Brenda O. Hoppe, Anna K. Harding, Jennifer Staab, Marina Counter
Public Health Reports, 126(1)
Environmental health · Infrastructure · Legislation and regulations · New Jersey · Oregon