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Anthony Lopez: A USGS Hydrologist

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As a USGS hydrologist, Anthony Lopez is currently working on two projects. The first project consists of assessing toxicity of the sediment in Barnegat Bay. For this project, Anthony samples the bay and its tributaries for any pesticides, pharmaceuticals, medals or any other anthropogenic contaminants.

The second project is a rapid assessment of highland landfills. For this project he collects land analysis data from the New Jersey Department of environmental protection. Using the data from simple modeling programs, Anthony assesses the threat of contaminants reaching critical receptors such as drinking water or ecological habitats.




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