Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering

Groundwater Pollution Assessment In Tulkarem Area, Palestine

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    A hydrochemical study was conducted for the north western part of the Auja Tamaseeh basin in Tulkarem area. It acts as an evaluation study of the human effect activities on the quality of the groundwater. The groundwater type is of an earth alkaline with increased portions of alkalis with prevailing bicarbonate. The mineral phases of calcite, dolomite and aragonite are the main constituents of the lithological formations in the recharge basin area. A spatial analysis was performed to correlate the polluted groundwater wells with the natural and anthropological activities using GIS. The polluted wells are located within populated areas and in high to moderate sensitive areas in close to the agricultural activities.