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Environmental Health - Toxic Substances

Research Projects

The Toxic Substances Hydrology Program conducts research on three categories of contamination issues:

Subsurface Point-Source Contamination

Subsurface Point-Source Contamination

Watershed- and Regional-Scale Contamination

Other Fundamental Research and Methods Development

     
Map of Toxics Program Study Sites
Locations of Toxics Program Investigations
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USGS scientists have installed monitoring equipment (wells, rain gage, sampling line) to collect water-quality data on a salt scar that extends from a brine pit (pit and berm in foreground) to Skiatook Lake, Okla. (in background). The brine in this pit at Site B is pumped into collection tanks by a submersible pump, but in the past the pumping system has occasionally failed, causing overflow of the brine pit
USGS scientists have installed monitoring equipment (wells, rain gage, sampling line) to collect water-quality data on a salt scar that extends from a brine pit (pit and berm in foreground) to Skiatook Lake, Okla. (in background). The brine in this pit at Site B is pumped into collection tanks by a submersible pump, but in the past the pumping system has occasionally failed, causing overflow of the brine pit -- from the Osage-Skiatook Petroleum Environmental Research Project

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