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Modelling a large oil spill in the aquifer of the Llobregat Lower Valley, Barcelona

Author
Custodio, E.; Carrera, J.; Sanchez-Vila, X.; Medina, A.; Manzano, M.; Galarza, G.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
Second International Conference on Environmental Pollution
Date of publication
1993
Presentation's date
1993
Book of congress proceedings
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Environmental Pollution, ICEP. 2
First page
369
Last page
378
Publisher
European Center for Pollution research
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/14233 Open in new window
Abstract
About 70 m3 of gasoline were poured as the result of an intentíonal breakdown of a major pipeline along the Lower Llobregat Valley. The main groundwater aquifer of the Barcelona area was affected by the gasoline that was not held in the thick unsaturated zone. No immediate action was taken since it was assumed that all the leaked gasoline had burned out. After three months some dissolved gasoline was "found in water from supply wells. It seemed that the contaminant plume was expanding towards t...
Citation
Custodio, E. [et al.]. Modelling a large oil spill in the aquifer of the Llobregat Lower Valley, Barcelona. A: International Conference on Environmental Pollution. "Second International Conference on Environmental Pollution". Londres: European Center for Pollution research, 1993, p. 369-378.
Group of research
GHS - Hydrogeology Group

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