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Geologists Find Ponds Not the Cause of Arsenic Poisoning in India's Groundwater
November 2, 2011
The source of arsenic in India's groundwater continues to elude scientists more than a decade after the toxin was discovered in the water supply of the Bengal delta. But a recent study by a Kansas State University geologist and graduate student, as well as Tulane University, has added a twist--and furthered the mystery.
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