Groundwater Vulnerability of Some Cemeteries in Gyeonggi Province

경기도 일부 공원묘역의 지하수 오염가능성

  • Lee, Jae-Hwang (Dept. of Environ. Horticulture, The University of Seoul) ;
  • Lee, Jun-Soo (Dept. of Environ. Horticulture, The University of Seoul) ;
  • Kim, Kye-Hoon (Dept. of Environ. Horticulture, The University of Seoul)
  • 이재황 (서울시립대학교 환경원예학과) ;
  • 이준수 (서울시립대학교 환경원예학과) ;
  • 김계훈 (서울시립대학교 환경원예학과)
  • Received : 2008.04.13
  • Accepted : 2008.06.25
  • Published : 2008.10.30

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the vulnerability for groundwater contamination at the some cemeteries in Gyeonggi Province. Twenty-eight out of 43 cemeteries in Gyeonggi province were selected for this study. The DRASTIC model was applied to those cemeteries, and the reliance of the model was assessed using the water quality data of the target areas. The DRASTIC model was used for the assessment of the potential for groundwater contamination using hydrogeological factors. Seven factors including depth of water, net recharge, aquifer media, soil media, topography, impact of the vadose zone, hydraulic conductivity of the aquifer were assessed. The DRASTIC index of the study area ranged from 82 to 126 with an average value of $113.99(\pm11.48)$. The DRASTIC index was relatively greater in the northern Gyeonggi province than that in the southern area. The DRASTIC index was similar for the areas with the similar burial rate and burial density. This study demonstrated that burial rate and burial density should be considered along with the 7 basic factors for the evaluation of groundwater vulnerability of the cemeteries.

Keywords

Cemetery;Groundwater;Vulnerability;DRASTIC model

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 서울시립대학교

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