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Factors that influence transportation underground

How would you describe the saturated zone?

Why is it about the subsurface that can influence the transport of a contaminant and give three examples.

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The Saturated Zone is defined as follows:

"The zone in which all the voids in the rock or soil are filled with water at greater than atmospheric pressure. The water table is the top of the saturated zone in an unconfined ...

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The solution describes the saturated zone as well factors that influence the transport of a contaminant.