Environmental Health - Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is helping to fund a project that is designed to bring to the marketplace technologies developed by the Toxic Substances Hydrology (Toxics) Program and its partners. USGS scientists and their partners from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) are collobrating on the SERDP project "Integrated protocol for assessment of long-term sustainability of monitored natural attenuation of chlorinated solvent plumes (CU-1349)." Project scientists are developing and implementing a practical methodology and a set of protocols to evaluate the feasibility and long-term sustainability of natural attenuation at chlorinated solvent contamination sites.
This project demonstrates how basic and applied research performed by the Toxics Program is being used as the basis for new clean-up strategies for environmental contaminants. The project is a result of collaboration between the Toxics Program and its partners.