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The Geohealth Newsletter

Volume 12, No. 1, 2015

GeoHealth is the U.S. Geological Survey's Environmental Health Newsletter.

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Biogeochemical aspects of uranium mineralization, mining, milling, and remediation: Applied Geochemistry

Females exceed males in mercury concentrations of burbot Lota lota: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Organic and inorganic composition and microbiology of produced waters from Pennsylvania shale gas wells: Applied Geochemistry

Integrated assessment of wastewater treatment plant effluent estrogenicity in the upper Murray River, Australia, using the native Murray rainbowfish (Melanotaenia fluviatilis): Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Genes indicative of zoonotic and swine pathogens are persistent in stream water and sediment following a swine manure spill: Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Erratum--Using chromate to investigate the Impact of natural organics on the surface reactivity of nanoparticulate magnetite (environmental science technology (2015) 49 (2156-2162) doi--10.1021/es504831d): Environmental Science and Technology

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A diagram of a subsurface plume of a tracer solution drifting past a multilevel monitoring well.
Single-well tracer tests involve injecting a tracer solution into one port of a multilevel sampling well, creating a tracer cloud in the groundwater, and then monitoring the water chemistry in the tracer cloud from the same well as the tracer cloud moves away from the well. Single-well tracer tests can be used to measure chemical reactions in the subsurface such as measuring how nitrogen transforms in groundwater -- from the Cape Cod Site

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