Groundwater quality from private domestic water-supply wells in the vicinity of petroleum production in southwestern Indiana

Open-File Report 2016-1081
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey provided technical support to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry for site selection and sample collection and analysis in a 2012 investigation of groundwater quality from 29 private domestic water-supply wells in the vicinity of petroleum production in southwestern Indiana. Petroleum hydrocarbons, oil and grease, aromatic volatile organic compounds, methane concentrations greater than 8,800 micrograms per liter, chloride concentrations greater than 250 milligrams per liter, and gross alpha radioactivity greater than 15 picocuries per liter were reported in the analysis of groundwater samples from 11 wells.

Suggested Citation

Risch, M.R., and Silcox, C.A., 2016, Groundwater quality from private domestic water-supply wells in the vicinity of petroleum production in southwestern Indiana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1081, 29 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161081.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Groundwater Quality in Private Domestic Water-Supply Wells
  • Summary
  • References
  • Appendix 1

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Groundwater quality from private domestic water-supply wells in the vicinity of petroleum production in southwestern Indiana
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2016-1081
DOI 10.3133/ofr20161081
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Indiana Water Science Center
Description Report: v, 29 p.; Appendix tables
First page 1
Last page 29
Country United States
State Indiana
Other Geospatial Mt. Vernon Consolidated Oilfield
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N