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Contamination in fractured-rock aquifers: Research at the former Naval Air Warfare Center, West Trenton, New Jersey

Fact Sheet 2007-3074

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey and cooperators are studying chlorinated solvents in a fractured sedimentary rock aquifer underlying the former Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), West Trenton, New Jersey. Fractured-rock aquifers are common in many parts of the United States and are highly susceptible to contamination, particularly at industrial sites. Compared to 'unconsolidated' aquifers, there can be much more uncertainty about the direction and rate of contaminant migration and about the processes and factors that control chemical and microbial transformations of contaminants. Research at the NAWC is improving understanding of the transport and fate of chlorinated solvents in fractured-rock aquifers and will compare the effectiveness of different strategies for contaminant remediation.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Contamination in fractured-rock aquifers: Research at the former Naval Air Warfare Center, West Trenton, New Jersey
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2007-3074
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Water ResourcesToxic Substances Hydrology Program, Pennsylvania Water Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Country:
United States
State:
New Jersey
City:
West Trenton