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Environmental Health - Toxic Substances

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Methods

Field and laboratory environmental measurement methods

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program develops field methods to measure a wide range of environmental properties, and develops approaches and protocols used to assess or characterize contamination.

The Program also develops laboratory analytical methods to measure a wide variety of chemicals in environmental media.

Map of the SD5 area
Map of the Storm Drain-5 (SD-5) plume on the Massachusetts Military Reservation, Cape Cod, Massachusetts -- from the Passive-Vapor-Diffusion Sampler Photo Gallery

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