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One of world's largest water sources is contaminated

A water crisis of monumental proportions has hit southern Asia, affecting over 750 million people in Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh. At least 60 percent of their groundwater is contaminated with salt and deadly levels of arsenic.
 

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Groundwater quality in the IGB aquifer system. a  Salinity measured as total dissolved solids  (TDS)...
Groundwater quality in the IGB aquifer system. a, Salinity measured as total dissolved solids (TDS) in the groundwater and areas where arsenic is known to be widespread. b, Volume of the water in the top 200 m of the aquifer.
Nature Geoscience