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Effects of uranium-mining releases on ground-water quality in the Puerco River Basin, Arizona and New Mexico

Water Supply Paper 2476

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Abstract

Shallow ground water beneath the Puerco River of Arizona and New Mexico was studied to determine the effects of uranium-mining releases on water quality. Ground-water samples collected from 1989 to 1991 indicate that concentrations of dissolved uranium have decreased. Most samples from the alluvial aquifer downstream from Gallup, New Mexico, met with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's maximum contaminant levels for gross alpha, gross beta, and radium and the proposed maximum contaminant level for uranium.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Effects of uranium-mining releases on ground-water quality in the Puerco River Basin, Arizona and New Mexico
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
2476
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1997
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
vi, 73 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.