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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.

The sampling site for investigating daily variations in mercury concentrations in the Madison River, Yellowstone National Park, Montana. A mobile water-quality laboratory and the gage house for a USGS streamflow station are shown on the far bank
The sampling site for investigating daily variations in mercury concentrations in the Madison River, Yellowstone National Park, Montana. A mobile water-quality laboratory and the gage house for a USGS streamflow station are shown on the far bank -- from the Diurnal Metal Variations Photo Gallery

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