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Aquifer susceptibility in Virginia, 1998-2000

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2003

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Nelms, David L, Harlow, George E, Plummer, L Niel, and Busenberg, Eurybiades, 2003, Aquifer susceptibility in Virginia, 1998-2000: United States Geological Survey.

Summary

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Health, sampled water from 171 wells and springs across the Commonwealth of Virginia between 1998 and 2000 as part of the Virginia Aquifer Susceptibility study. Most of the sites sampled are public water supplies that are part of the comprehensive Source Water Assessment Program for the Commonwealth. The fundamental premise of the study was that the identification of young waters (less than 50 years) by multiple environmental tracers could be used as a guide for classifying aquifers in terms of susceptibility to contamination from near-surface sources. Environmental tracers, including chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), tritium (3H), [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Fri Apr 19 09:23:46 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Chemical Evolution in Ground-Water.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216bae4b04b508bfd339f">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216bae4b04b508bfd339f</a>

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Report Number http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme WRI - 2003-4278

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