Natural and Anthropogenic Hexavalent Chromium, Cr(VI), in Groundwater near a Mapped Plume, Hinkley, California
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The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Hinkley compressor station (fig. 1), in the Mojave Desert, 80 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California, is used to compress natural gas as it is transported through a pipeline from Texas to California. Between 1952 and 1964, cooling water was treated with a compound containing hexavalent chromium, Cr(VI), to prevent corrosion of machinery within the compressor station. Cooling wastewater containing Cr(VI) was discharged to unlined ponds and released into groundwater. Since 1964, cooling-water management practices have been used that do not contribute chromium to groundwater.
Izbicki, J.A., Groover, K.D., Seymour, W.A., Miller, D.M., Warden, J.G., and Miller, L.G., 2023, Natural and anthropogenic hexavalent chromium, Cr(VI), in groundwater near a mapped plume, Hinkley, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2023-1043, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20231043.
ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Natural and anthropogenic hexavalent chromium, Cr(VI), in groundwater near a mapped plume, Hinkley, California|
|Series title||Open-File Report|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||California Water Science Center, Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center|
|Online Only (Y/N)||Y|
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