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The Geohealth Newsletter

Volume 10, No. 2, 2014

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

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Mercury and methylmercury stream concentrations in a coastal plain watershed--A multi-scale simulation analysis: Environmental Pollution

Processes of zinc attenuation by biogenic manganese oxides forming in the hyporheic zone of pinal creek, Arizona: Environmental Science and Technology

Presence of the Corexit component dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate in Gulf of Mexico waters after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Chemosphere

Evaluation of wastewater contaminant transport in surface waters using verified lagrangian sampling: Science of the Total Environment

Mercury cycling in agricultural and managed wetlands, yolo bypass, California--Spatial and seasonal variations in water quality: Science of the Total Environment (in press)

Soil, plant, and terrain effects on natural perchlorate distribution in a desert landscape: Journal of Environmental Quality (in press)

Analysis of pharmaceutical and other wastewater compounds in filtered and unfiltered water samples by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (in press)

Methylmercury production in sediment from agricultural and non-agricultural wetlands in the yolo bypass, California, USA: Science of the Total Environment (in press)

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USGS scientists sample for bacteria in groundwater at Clinch Beach, Traverse City, MI.
USGS scientists sample for bacteria in groundwater at Clinch Beach, Traverse City, MI, as part of a study of bacterial contamination at beaches -- from the Emerging Contaminants in the Environment Investigation

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