Contaminated Site Management and Remediation Investigations
A view along the central axis of the trichloroethylene (TCE) plume toward Green Pond Brook across the Picatinny Arsenal golf course (circa 1992). The lower half of the TCE plume flowed under the golf course and discharged to Green Pond Brook -- from the Picatinny Arsenal Site
The Toxics Program conducts intensive field investigations to study common classes of subsurface
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Other Subsurface Point-Source Investigations
Subsurface Point-Source Contamination Information
- Index of Bibliographies from Point-Source Investigations
- Index of Photo Galleries for Point-Source Investigations
- Crosscutting Topics Related to Point-Source Contamination
- Fact Sheets on Point-Source Contamination
- USGS Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, 2010: USGS Fact Sheet 2010-3011
- Bioremediation--Nature's way to a cleaner environment: USGS Fact Sheet FS-O54-95.
- Borehole-radar methods--Tools for characterization of fractured rock: USGS Fact Sheet FS-054-00.
- Cape Cod Toxic Substances Hydrology research site--Physical, chemical, and biological processes that control the fate of contaminants in ground water: USGS Fact Sheet 2006-3096.
- Characterizing ground-water chemistry and hydraulic properties of fractured-rock aquifers using the multifunction bedrock-aquifer transportable testing tool (BAT3): USGS Fact Sheet FS-075-01.
- Contaminant sorption by soil and bed sediment--Is there a difference?: USGS Fact Sheet 087-00.
- Contamination in fractured-rock aquifers--Research at the former Naval Air Warfare Center, West Trenton, New Jersey: USGS Fact Sheet 2007-3074.
- Fractured-rock aquifers--Understanding an increasingly important source of water: USGS Fact Sheet 112-02.
- Ground water contamination by crude oil near Bemidji, Minnesota: USGS Fact Sheet FS-084-98.
- Ground-water recharge in humid areas of the United States--A summary of Ground-Water Resources Program studies, 2003-2006: USGS Fact Sheet 2007-3007.
- Is septic waste affecting drinking water from shallow domestic wells along the Platte River in eastern Nebraska?: USGS Fact Sheet 072-03.
- The Mirror Lake Fractured-Rock Research Site--A multidisciplinary research effort in characterizing ground-water flow and chemical transport in fractured rock: USGS Fact Sheet FS-138-95.
- Naturally occurring radioactive minerals (NORM) in produced water and oil-field equipment--An issue for the energy industry: USGS Fact Sheet FS-142-99.
- The Norman Landfill Environmental Research Site--What happens to the waste in landfills?: USGS Fact Sheet 040-03.
- Robowell--Providing accurate and current water-level and water-quality data in real time for protecting ground-water resources: USGS Fact Sheet FS-053-02.
- Simulating contaminant attenuation, double-porosity exchange, and water age in aquifers using MOC3D: USGS Fact Sheet 086-99.
- Simulating transport of volatile organic compounds in the unsaturated zone using the computer model R-UNSAT: USGS Fact Sheet FS-019-98.
- USGS research on saline waters co-produced with energy resources: USGS Fact Sheet FS-003-97.
- Waste burial in arid environments--Application of information from a field laboratory in the Mojave Desert, southern Nevada: USGS Fact Sheet FS-179-95.
Meetings and Conferences
- Field-scale SF6 tracer experiment to understand long distance gas transport in the deep unsaturated zone: Walvoord, M.A., Andraski, B.J., Green, C.T., Stonestrom, D.A., and Striegl, R.G., Vadose Zone Journal (IN PRESS).
- Comparison of surficial CO2 efflux to other measures of subsurface crude oil degradation: Warren, E., Sihota, N., Hostettler, F.D., and Bekins, B.A., Journal of Contaminant Hydrology (IN PRESS).
- Adaptations of indigenous bacteria to karst aquifers in south-Central Kentucky contaminated with fuel: Byl, T.D., Metge, D.W., Agyman, D.T., Bradley, M., Hileman, G., and Harvey, R.W., Journal of Cave and Karst Studies (IN PRESS).
- High-resolution magnetic susceptibility measurements for investigating magnetic mineral formation during microbial mediated iron reduction: Atekwana, E.A., Mewafy, F.M., Abdel Aal, G., Werkema, D.D., Revil, A., and Slater, L.D., 2014, Journal of Geophysical Research--Biogeosciences, v. 119, no. 1, p. 80-94, doi:10.1002/2013JG002414.
- A mass balance approach to investigating geochemical controls on secondary water quality impacts at a crude oil spill site near Bemidji, Mn: Ng, G.H.C., Bekins, B.A., Cozzarelli, I.M., Baedecker, M.J., Bennett, P.C., and Amos, R.T., 2014, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, v. 164, p. 1-15, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2014.04.006.
- Integration of stable carbon isotope, microbial community, dissolved hydrogen gas, and 2HH2O tracer data to assess bioaugmentation for chlorinated ethene degradation in fractured rocks: Révész, K.M., Sherwood Lollar, B., Kirshtein, J.D., Tiedeman, C.R., Imbrigiotta, T.E., Goode, D.J., Shapiro, A.M., Voytek, M.A., Lacombe, P.J., and Busenberg, E., 2014, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, v. 156, p. 62-77, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2013.10.004.
- Effects of dual-pump crude oil recovery system, Bemidji, Minnesota, USA: Delin, G.N., and Herkelrath, W.N., 2014, Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, v. 34, no. 1, p. 57-67, doi:10.1111/gwmr.12040.
- Insights into biodegradation through depth-resolved microbial community functional and structural profiling of a crude-oil contaminant plume: Fahrenfeld, N., Cozzarelli, I., Bailey, Z., and Pruden, A., 2014, Microbial Ecology, p. 1-10, doi:10.1007/s00248-014-0421-6.
- Phytoremediation of a petroleum-hydrocarbon contaminated shallow aquifer in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA: Nichols, E.G., Cook, R.L., Landmeyer, J.E., Atkinson, B., Malone, D.R., Shaw, G., and Woods, L., 2014, Remediation Journal, v. 24, no. 2, p. 29-46, doi:10.1002/rem.21382.
- Permanganate diffusion and reaction in sedimentary rocks: Huang, Q., Dong, H., Towne, R.M., Fischer, T.B., and Schaefer, C.E., 2014, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, v. 159, p. 36-46, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2014.01.010.
- Soil, plant, and terrain effects on natural perchlorate distribution in a desert landscape: Andraski, B.J., Jackson, W.A., Welborn, T.L., Böhlke, J.K., Sevanthi, R., and Stonestrom, D.A., 2014, Journal of Environmental Quality, v. 43, no. 3, p. 980-994, doi:10.2134/jeq2013.11.0453.
- Modeling the effects of naturally occurring organic carbon on chlorinated ethene transport to a public supply well: Chapelle, F.H., Kauffman, L.J., and Widdowson, M.A., 2014, Groundwater, doi:10.1111/gwat.12152 (Advanced Web release).