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Chemical and isotopic characteristics of methane in groundwater of Ohio, 2016


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Thomas, M.A., 2018, Chemical and isotopic characteristics of methane in groundwater of Ohio, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5097, 42 p.,


In 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Ohio Water Development Authority, investigated the hydrogeologic setting, chemical and isotopic characteristics, and origin of methane in groundwater of Ohio. Understanding the occurrence and distribution of methane in groundwater is important in terms of public safety because methane in water wells can pose a risk of explosion. In addition, documenting the chemical and isotopic characteristics of methane in groundwater can make an important contribution to future stray gas investigations.Water samples were collected from 15 domestic water wells known to produce methane, which were in 12 counties in diverse parts of Ohio. The wells were 75–345 feet deep and tapped a range [...]




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doi doi:10.3133/sir20185097
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journalScientific Investigations Report
typePublication Place
valueReston, VA
tableOfContents<ul><li>Abstract</li><li>Introduction</li><li>Methods of Study&nbsp;</li><li>Characteristics of the Well Network</li><li>Groundwater Quality</li><li>Chemical and Isotopic Characteristics of Methane and Related Constituents</li><li>Interpretation of Methane Origin</li><li>Summary and Conclusions</li><li>References Cited</li></ul>

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