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Factors controlling tungsten concentrations in ground water, Carson Desert, Nevada

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2005

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Seiler, Ralph L, Stollenwerk, Kenneth G, and Garbarino, John R, 2005, Factors controlling tungsten concentrations in ground water, Carson Desert, Nevada: Applied Geochemistry, v. 20, iss. 2, p. 423-441.

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An investigation of a childhood leukemia cluster by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that residents of the Carson Desert, Nevada, are exposed to high levels of W and this prompted an investigation of W in aquifers used as drinking water sources. Tungsten concentrations in 100 ground water samples from all aquifers used as drinking water sources in the area ranged from 0.27 to 742 μg/l. Ground water in which W concentrations exceed 50 μg/l principally occurs SE of Fallon in a geothermal area. The principal sources of W in ground water are natural and include erosion of W-bearing mineral deposits in the Carson River watershed upstream of Fallon, and, possibly, upwelling geothermal waters. Ground water in the Fallon [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Thu Apr 18 11:35:51 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Ground-Water Solute-Transport Simulation.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b7e4b04b508bfd334b">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b7e4b04b508bfd334b</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2004.09.002

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