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The Geohealth Newsletter

Volume 12, No. 1, 2015

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

Research Projects
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Crosscutting Topics

Arsenic cycling in hydrocarbon plumes--Secondary effects of natural attenuation: Groundwater

USGS investigations of water produced during hydrocarbon reservoir development: Fact Sheet

High-resolution delineation of chlorinated volatile organic compounds in a dipping, fractured mudstone--Depth- and strata-dependent spatial variability from rock-core sampling: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology

Modeling long-term trends of chlorinated ethene contamination at a public supply well: JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association

Isotopically modified silver nanoparticles to assess nanosilver bioavailability and toxicity at environmentally relevant exposures: Environmental Chemistry

In vivo retention of ingested Au NPs by Daphnia magna--No evidence for trans-epithelial alimentary uptake: Chemosphere

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MINIPOINT ground-water sampler used to measure metals attenuation in shallow streambed sediments -- See full caption below
MINIPOINT ground-water sampler used to measure metals attenuation in shallow streambed sediments -- from the Abandoned Hard-Rock Mining Photo Gallery

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