New Jersey Water Science Center

Volatile Organic Compounds

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Date published: June 17, 2021
Status: Archived

USGS assistance to USEPA on the Pohatcong Valley Superfund Site

The goal of this project is to assist EPA in hydrogeologic investigations and perform a groundwater flow assessment in the Pohatcong Valley area to determine probable source of contamination of wells. 

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: June 17, 2021
Status: Archived

USGS assistance to USEPA on the Fair Lawn Superfund site in Bergen County, New Jersey

The USEPA wants USGS to evaluate available hydrogeologic and groundwater-quality data to determine if there is sufficient data to develop a model to estimate contributing area of water to the wells. The goals of this project are to determine if available data is sufficient to develop a groundwater flow model to estimate contributing area of water to wells and to determine what data needs to be...

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: June 16, 2021
Status: Archived

SWAP Susceptibility Application

As part of the New Jersey Source Water Assessment Program, the U.S. Geological Survey previously developed models to determine the susceptibility of surface water intakes and groundwater supply wells used for public supply. Applying these models presently requires a substantial data-processing effort involving many manual steps. An adaptable, automated process is needed so that NJDEP can...

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: June 9, 2021
Status: Archived

SERDP project - VOC

Few studies have evaluated or compared contaminant mass removal by Pump-and-Treat (P&T), Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA), or Enhanced Biodegradation (EB) in fractured-rock aquifers, partly because of the perceived hydrogeologic complexity, the lack of understanding of the processes controlling the migration and transformation of contaminants, and the lack of sufficient field data for...

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: May 5, 2021
Status: Archived

Northern New Jersey Radionuclides

Elevated gross alpha-particle activity in groundwater has recently been documented from scattered areas in northern New Jersey. Initial data compilations indicate most of this alpha-particle activity is attributable to long-lived isotopes of U, and to a lesser extent, the long-lived progeny, Ra-226. The project will consist of three phases to be completed cooperatively between the USGS and...

Contacts: New Jersey WSC Specialists
Date published: June 16, 2020
Status: Active

Contaminant Fate and Transport Studies in Fractured Sedimentary Rock Aquifers at the former Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), West Trenton, N.J.

Contaminants associated with industrial, airport, and other activities are present in groundwater in fractured-rock aquifers, posing long-term hazards to drinking-water supplies and ecosystems. The heterogeneous character of fractured rock challenges our understanding, monitoring, and remediation of such sites.

Date published: June 5, 2018
Status: Active

A Field Method to Quantify Chlorinated Solvent Diffusion, Sorption, Abiotic and Biotic Degradation in Low-Permeability Zones

Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program project ER-2533

 

In chlorinated-solvent-contaminated fractured-sedimentary-rock aquifers, low-permeability (low-K) strata typically act as long-term or secondary sources of contamination to mobile groundwater in the high-permeability fractures. The fate of dissolved trichloroethene (TCE) in the low-K...

Contacts: Daniel J Goode, Michelle Lorah, Thomas E Imbrigiotta, Richelle M. Allen-King