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View Resource Fate and Transport Models

Fate and transport models are used by risk assessors to estimate the movement and chemical alteration of contaminants as they move through environmental media (e.g., air, soil, water, groundwater).

http://www.epa.gov/Region8/r8risk/models.html
View Resource Field-Scale Tracer Testing: Determination of Controlling Transport Processes in Fractured and Heterogeneous Subsurface Environments

Understanding the processes controlling subsurface transport is a key element in the demonstration of safe disposal of radioactive and/or hazardous wastes, as well as the design and implementation...

http://www.sandia.gov/Subsurface/factshts/geohydrology/trace...
View Resource Ground-Water Contamination by Heavy Metals -- Tar Creek, Oklahoma

Years of mining for heavy metals has resulted in abandoned mines that are a source of ground- and surface-water contamination in many areas of the United States. To gain an understanding of the...

http://toxics.usgs.gov/sites/heavy_metals.html
View Resource Mercury Contamination of Aquatic Ecosystems

Mercury has been well known as an environmental pollutant for several decades. As early as the 1950's it was established that emissions of mercury to the environment could have serious effects on...

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/1995/fs216-95/
View Resource MIT OpenCourseWare: Waste Containment and Remediation Technology

This open course curriculum focuses on the geotechnical aspects of hazardous waste management, with specific emphasis on the design of land-based waste containment structures and hazardous waste...

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/civil-and-environmental-engineeri...
View Resource New Information on the Long-Term Fate of Ammonium in Ground Water

The ammonium (NH4+) dissolved in ground water in the center of a contaminant plume on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, has persisted for decades after it entered the subsurface, while other forms of nitrogen...

http://toxics.usgs.gov/highlights/nh4_gw/
View Resource Retrospective Analysis on the Occurrence of Arsenic in Ground-Water Resources of the United States a

Abstract of the U.S. Geological Survey report with a link to a PDF version of the full report. Abstract includes Table of Contents and lists of figures and tables.

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2000/fs063-00/fs063-00.html
View Resource Source Water-Quality Assessment (SWQA) Program

In 2002, the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) implemented Source Water-Quality Assessments (SWQAs) to characterize the quality of selected rivers...

http://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/swqa/
View Resource Surface-Water Contaminant Transport

A key objective of the Toxic Substances Hydrology (Toxics) Program is to understand the physical, chemical, and biological processes that control contaminant transport in surface water.

http://toxics.usgs.gov/topics/sw_contamtransport.html
View Resource Tracer Tests

The use and development of tracer tests to study contaminant transport and fate.

http://toxics.usgs.gov/topics/tracer_tests.html
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