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Field investigation of natural attenuation of chlorinated solvents--Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey

View along the central axis of the trichloroethylene plume at the Picatinny Arsenal golf course.
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.

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Trichloroethylene (TCE), which is a common cleaning solvent and degreaser, has contaminated a sand and gravel aquifer near Picatinny, New Jersey. Investigations have focused on measuring natural processes that are removing TCE from ground water (such as degradation by microbes and loss as vapors to the atmosphere), identifying causes for the persistence of TCE in the aquifer, and field testing new remediation technologies.

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