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Use of Geochemical Forensics to Determine Release Eras of Petrochemicals to Groundwater, Whitehorse, Yukon

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2005

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Davis, A., Howe, B., Nicholson, A., McCaffery, S., and Hoenke, K. A., 2005, Use of Geochemical Forensics to Determine Release Eras of Petrochemicals to Groundwater, Whitehorse, Yukon: Environmental Forensics, v. 6, no. 3, p. 253-271.

Summary

At sites where petrochemical releases have occurred comparatively recently (i.e., over the last 20 years), explicit age-dating is a viable approach. However, differentiating among multiparty contamination at sites with several decades of history may mandate a different allocation strategy, especially when there is an uncoordinated body of environmental data. At a location where a refinery operated for 11 months during World War II, and which has been used as a fuel distribution terminal over the ensuing 60 years, regulatory interest was triggered in 1997 when a sheen was detected discharging into the adjacent Yukon River. Our investigation combined disparate forensic tools with data visualization software to establish the sources and [...]

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NWBLCC-20160527b.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1080/15275920500194431
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1527-5922, 1527-5922

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