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Ground water contamination by crude oil near Bemidji, Minnesota

Fact Sheet 084-98

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Abstract

Ground-water contamination by crude oil, and other petroleum-based liquids, is a widespread problem. An average of 83 crude-oil spills occurred per year during 1994-96 in the United States, each spilling about 50,000 barrels of crude oil (U.S. Office of Pipeline Safety, electronic commun., 1997). An understanding of the fate of organic contaminants (such as oil and gasoline) in the subsurface is needed to design innovative and cost-effective remedial solutions at contaminated sites.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Ground water contamination by crude oil near Bemidji, Minnesota
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
084-98
Year Published:
1998
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Minnesota Water Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Minnesota
City:
Bemidji
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N