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Energy Integrated Science Team

The Energy Integrated Science Team focuses on the potential for contaminant exposures in the environment that might originate from energy resource...

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Cyclical Mobilization and Attenuation of Naturally Occurring Arsenic in an Underground Petroleum Plume

Scientists found that naturally occurring arsenic in aquifer sediments was mobilized into groundwater and attenuated through reattachment to sediments...

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Ongoing Research to Characterize the Complexity of Chemical Mixtures in Water Resources—Urban Stormwater

A multiagency reconnaissance study of chemicals in urban stormwater, sampled from pipes or ditches during 50 runoff events at 21 sites in 17 states...

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Framework for Examining Stream Ecosystem Health in Areas of Shale Gas Development—A Multi-Parameter Watershed-Based Case Study in Pennsylvania

In a case study of 25 headwater streams in Pennsylvania, no statistically significant associations were determined between shale gas development and...

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Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Visits with Scientists from the Reston Biogeochemical Processes in Groundwater Lab

Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recently visited Reston to share his vision for the U.S. Geological Survey. He visited with USGS personnel...

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Isabelle Cozzarelli Receives Meritorious Service Award

Dr. Isabelle M. Cozzarelli received the U.S. Department of Interior's second highest honorary award—the 2017 Meritorious Service Award—for her...

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Salting the Earth: The Environmental Impact of Oil and Gas Wastewater Spills

For five days in July 2014, a broken pipe spilled more than one million gallons of wastewater produced by unconventional oil drilling into a steep...

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RBPGL Helps Identify Crude-oil Metabolites in Subsurface Plumes

USGS scientists are studying two subsurface crude-oil spill sites in Minnesota measured concentrations of oil breakdown products (metabolites) at...

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Ethanol-Containing Fuel Spills Enhanced Natural Trace Element Release from Sediments in an Experimental Setting

Experimental field research simulating hydrocarbon spills by researchers from the USGS (including RBPGL), Virginia Tech, and the University of St...

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Landfill Leachate Contains a Mixture of Contaminants including Pharmaceuticals

New scientific research from the USGS details how landfill leachate, disposed from landfills to environmental pathways, is host to numerous...

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RBPGL presents at 2015 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting

Multiple RBPGL papers were presented at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Baltimore, November 1-4, 2015, highlighting current...

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Natural Breakdown of Petroleum Underground Can Lace Arsenic into Groundwater

In a long-term field study, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Virginia Tech scientists have found that changes in geochemistry from the natural...

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