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.
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)
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Groundwater contaminant science activities of the U.S. Geological Survey in New England|
|Series title||Fact Sheet|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||New England Water Science Center|
|Other Geospatial||New England|
|Online Only (Y/N)||Y|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||Y|