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.
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)
|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|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||Indiana Water Science Center|
|Description||Report: v, 29 p.; Appendix tables|
|Other Geospatial||Mt. Vernon Consolidated Oilfield|
|Online Only (Y/N)||Y|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|