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Contaminants and drinking-water sources in 2001; recent findings of the U. S. Geological Survey

Open-File Report 2000-510

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Abstract

As the Nation's principal earth-science agency, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) studies numerous issues related to contamination of drinking-water sources. The work includes monitoring to determine the spatial and temporal distribution of contaminants; research to determine sources, transport, transformations, and fate of contaminants, and assessments of vulnerability. Much of the work is conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other Federal, State, Tribal, and local governments, to help provide a scientific basis for resource management and regulation. Examples of recent results are presented for two broad categories of drinking-water projects: occurrence studies, and source-water assessments.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Contaminants and drinking-water sources in 2001; recent findings of the U. S. Geological Survey
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2000-510
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2000
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
9 p.