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Title: Drinking Well in a BEN Village
Description: A well, typical of those found in both Balkan endemic nephropathy (BEN) villages and non-BEN villages in the affected countries. Wells and springs are the primary drinking water supplies for these rural villages. In the BEN areas, these shallow wells are fed by groundwater that leaches nearby immature coal deposits.
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Related to the USGS CoreCast, Episode 103 on Coal and Human Health.
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