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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

Contaminated Site Management and Remediation

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 on a boat are collecting sediments from the bottom of the Camp Far West Reservoir, California. Samples are collected in TeflonŽ core tubes for benthic-flux analysis. A davit and winch used for core sampling is on the right. A davit is a small crane on ships that raises and lowers objects over the side.
USGS scientists on a boat are collecting sediments from the bottom of the Camp Far West Reservoir, California. Samples are collected in TeflonŽ core tubes for benthic-flux analysis. A davit and winch used for core sampling is on the right. A davit is a small crane on ships that raises and lowers objects over the side -- from the Benthic Flux of Dissolved Metals Photo Gallery

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