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Groundwater contaminant science activities of the U.S. Geological Survey in New England

Fact Sheet 2016-3010

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https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20163010

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Abstract

Aquifers in New England provide water for human needs and natural ecosystems. In some areas, however, aquifers have been degraded by contaminants from geologic and human sources. In recent decades, the U.S. Geological Survey has been a leader in describing contaminant occurrence in the bedrock and surficial aquifers of New England. In cooperation with Federal, State, and local agencies, the U.S. Geological Survey has also studied the vulnerability of groundwater to contaminants, the factors affecting the geographic distribution of contaminants, and the geochemical processes controlling contaminant transport and fate. This fact sheet describes some of the major science needs in the region related to groundwater contaminants and highlights recent U.S. Geological Survey studies that provide a foundation for future investigations.

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U.S. Geological Survey, 2016, Groundwater contaminant science activities of the U.S. Geological Survey in New England: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3010, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163010.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Groundwater contaminant science activities of the U.S. Geological Survey in New England
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2016-3010
DOI:
10.3133/fs20163010
Year Published:
2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
New England Water Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Country:
United States
Other Geospatial:
New England
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
Y