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U. S. Geological Survey programs in Pennsylvania

Fact Sheet 038-96

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is involved in mapping and studying land, mineral, biological, and water resources and determining the risk from earthquakes and other natural hazards, which are of importance to the citizens of Pennsylvania. This Fact Sheet describes how the USGS is addressing some of the major environmental issues in Pennsylvania, which include availability of mineral resources; contamination of the environment by hazardous wastes; effects of coal mining, oil and gas production, and agriculture on the environment; nutrient input to streams and estuaries; and adequacy of good-quality water supplies. Information on acquiring the thousands of map, book, and aerial photographic products of the USGS also is given.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
U. S. Geological Survey programs in Pennsylvania
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
038-96
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Pennsylvania Water Science Center
Description:
1 sheet : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 43 x 28 cm folded to 22 x 28 cm. ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ;