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Monitoring for pesticides in ground water in Nevada

Fact Sheet 139-97

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Abstract

Many pesticides designed to control weed encroachment, plant disease, and insect predation are used in agricultural and urban areas in the United States. Contamination of ground water by pesticides has increased over the last 20 years (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1992). In 1985, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) estimated the detection of at least 17 agricultural pesticides in the ground water of 23 states. By 1988, pesticides identified in ground water had increased to 46 in 26 states. To protect ground water from pesticide contamination, USEPA, through the Federal Fungicide Insecticide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), requires all states to institute a ground-water protection program.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Monitoring for pesticides in ground water in Nevada
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
139-97
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
2 p.
Number of Pages:
2
Country:
United States
State:
Nevada