Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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Symbol A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-HW Hydrology & Water Environment

[A-HW25] Groundwater and environmental geology in urban areas

Wed. May 27, 2015 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Convention Hall (2F)

Convener:*Masaya Yasuhara(Geological Survey of Japan, AIST), Takeshi Hayashi(Faculty of Education and Human Studies, Akita University), Motoyuki Asada(Shimizu Corporation), Satoshi Takizawa(Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo), Hiroaki SUZUKI(Strategic Technology Development Dept. Research & Development Center, Nippon Koei Co., Ltd.), Kei Nishida(Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medicine and Engineering, the University of Yamanashi)

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

[AHW25-P05] On the origins of nitrate and sulphate ions in urban shallow groundwater of Shakujii-gawa basin, Tokyo

*Masaya YASUHARA1, Akihiko INAMURA1, Takashi NAKAMURA2, Takeshi HAYASHI3, Kazuyoshi ASAI4 (1.Geological Survey of Japan, AIST, 2.University of Yamanashi, 3.Akita University, 4.Geo Science Laboratory)

Keywords:urban groundwater, nitrate ion, sulfate ion, origin of ions, isotopes

A nitrogen and sulfur isotope study was carried out for both groundwater samples, and various kinds of fertilizers and detergents, to discuss possible origins of nitrate and sulfate ions in shallow groundwater of the highly-urbanized Shakujii-gawa basin on the Musashino plateau, Tokyo, Japan. Nitrogen and sulfur isotope measurements suggest contribution of the end-member with high isotopic values such as organic fertilizers used in field cropping, miscellaneous household waste water once infiltrated into the soils, and/or leaking sewage from aging, deteriorated sewer pipes, accounting for high nitrate and sulfate concentrations in shallow groundwater of the Shakujii-gawa basin.