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Plant foliage samples being placed in direct sunlight for water extraction by solar distillation. Water vapor released from the foliage condenses as liquid on the inside surface of the sample bag -- from the Detecting Tritium in Plants Photo Gallery


The Toxics Program supports the development of knowledge and methods for the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data related to fundamental questions about contamination in the hydrologic cycle. What is the significance of these activities in relation to the field investigations?

Microbial Geochemistry



Contaminant Geophysics


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