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Occurrence of volatile organic compounds in ground water in the White River Basin, Indiana, 1994-95

Fact Sheet 138-96

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Abstract

Water samples collected in 1994 and 1995 from 100 monitoring wells (91 shallow and 9 deep) screened in shallow unconsolidated aquifers in the White River Basin were analyzed for 58 volatile organic compounds (VOC’s). Twelve different VOC’s were detected. Chloroform was the most commonly detected VOC (found in 12 wells), whereas the highest measured VOC concentration was 39 micrograms per liter of 1,1-dichloroethane. No VOC had a measured concentration in ground water that exceeded a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency national drinking-water standard or guideline. Slightly more than fifty percent of the shallow wells in urban settings, as compared to six percent of the shallow wells in agricultural settings, had at least one VOC detected.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Occurrence of volatile organic compounds in ground water in the White River Basin, Indiana, 1994-95
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
138-96
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Indiana Water Science Center
Description:
1 sheet : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 x 43 cm. folded to 22 x 28 cm. col. ill., col. maps ;
Country:
United States
State:
Indiana
Other Geospatial:
White River Basin
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N