Study of Selenium Contamination of Drinking Water Sources in Suchomasty (Czech Karst)

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S. Krejčováa, B. Doušováa, and R. Kadlecováb

a Department of Solid State Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, b Czech Geological Survey, Prague


The Se concentrations in communal water conduits have been exceeding the admissible limit of the Ministry of Health (10 μg l–1) since 2007. Increased Se contents in soil, rocks and Se-accumulating plants from the surrounding of the collecting wells were found. The main source of Se-contaminated drinking water is probably an illegal rubbish dump.


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