Conducting innovative site-specific studies on contaminant transport and fate in groundwater through the unsaturated and saturated zone, and on biodegradation processes that affect fate and transport. They also develop in-situ and ex-situ bioremediation methods. The work that CFT does is relevant to understanding, managing, and reducing contaminant levels in groundwater at hazardous waste sites.
The Contaminant Fate and Transport team conducts research on the transport and fate of contaminants in groundwater through the unsaturated and saturated zones using innovative and proven USGS methods. The team's research focuses on the often complex processes that affect contaminant fate and transport, and includes expertise in wetland environments.