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View of a tank battery, injection well site, and brine pit (on the right in the picture) at Site B, Skiatook Lake, Okla. An older tank location is on the left in the picture. Salt scars extend from both sites to the lake
View of a tank battery, injection well site, and brine pit (on the right in the picture) at Site B, Skiatook Lake, Okla. An older tank location is on the left in the picture. Salt scars extend from both sites to the lake -- from the Osage-Skiatook Petroleum Environmental Research Project

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Subsurface spills of petroleum compounds (crude oil, gasoline, and gasoline additives) may be the most frequently cited cause of ground-water contamination. USGS scientists and their partners are developing information and tools essential for effective remediation and long-term management of fuel spills. A major theme of this research is the effectiveness and practical limitations of Natural Attenuation for treatment of sites with petroleum related contamination. Research has been conducted at 4 research sites:

Crude Oil Contamination in a Shallow Outwash Aquifer -- Bemidji, Minnesota

Oxygenated Gasoline -- Laurel Bay, South Carolina

Produced Water -- Osage-Skiatook Petroleum Environmental Research Project, Oklahoma

Gasoline -- Galloway Township, New Jersey [Completed]

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