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Ground-Water Contaminant Transport

Contaminant transport and fate in ground water

A key objective of the USGS Toxic Substances Hydrology (Toxics) Program is to understand the physical, chemical, and biological processes that control contaminant transport in ground water. Many Toxics Program scientists participate in multidisciplinary investigations of the reactive and non-reactive transport of contaminants in ground water. A part of many of these investigations is the development of simulation models to predict contaminant transport in ground water. Environmental professionals can use the results of these investigations to design better remediation plans at hazardous waste cleanup sites. The information presented on this page cuts across lines drawn by individual investigations and projects so that information on contaminant transport in ground water can be presented in one place.

Investigations and Research Activities

Fact Sheets

Conceptualization of the transport of petroleum hydrocarbons in ground water (Source: Fact Sheet FS-019-98). The Toxic Substances Hydrology Program has several projects addressing the transport of hydrocarbons in ground water
Conceptualization of the transport of petroleum hydrocarbons in ground water (Source: Fact Sheet FS-019-98). The Toxic Substances Hydrology Program has several projects addressing the transport of petroleum compounds in ground water
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Bibliography

Headlines

USGS scientists installing a drive point well for contaminant transport studies at the Norman Landfill Research Site, Norman, OK
USGS scientists installing a drive point well for contaminant transport studies at the Norman Landfill Research Site, Norman, OK
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Collecting sample of ground water as it is being pumped from well at deep test hole (UZB-3) at the Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nevada
Collecting sample of ground water as it is being pumped from well at deep test hole (UZB-3) at the Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nevada
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