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November 21, 1996

The gasoline additive MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether) was detected in some urban stormwater samples collected in 16 cities and metropolitan areas by the U.S. Geological Survey, but all detections of MTBE were less than the lower limit of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s draft lifetime health advisory for drinking water.

November 19, 1996

Results of two studies that document a potential link between endocrine disruption in fish and the occurrence of certain contaminants in water, sediments, and fish tissue were released this week by the U.S. Geological Survey.

November 8, 1996

The fifth conference on "Working with People with Disabilities" will be sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey on November 20-21, 1996. The conference at the USGS National Center (12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Va.) will focus on attitudes and accommodations for successfully working with people with disabilities. The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. each day.

November 7, 1996

The complexity and variety of our Nation’s topography are shown on the map, "Landforms of the Conterminous United States," by the U.S. Geological Survey.

October 28, 1996

Do buried sediments hold the secrets to a better understanding of what factors -- natural or human -- have triggered changes in the living resources and environment of the Everglades?

October 17, 1996

A small earthquake, preliminary magnitude 2.5 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, occurred near Rising Sun, northeastern Maryland, at 7:43 a.m. EDT. Rising Sun is in Cecil County, just south of the Maryland-Pennsylvania state line and about 40 miles northeast of Baltimore.

October 10, 1996

A new satellite image map of the Chesapeake Bay that will aid a multi-state effort to restore and manage the Bay’s resources was unveiled Thursday (October 10, 1996) in Harrisburg, Pa., by the U.S. Geological Survey.

October 9, 1996

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 occurred off the coast of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea, Wed., Oct. 9, 1996, at 9:10 a.m EST, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

October 8, 1996

Potomac River flow, near Washington, D.C., set a new record-high of 15.8 billion gallons per day (bgd) in the just-ended 1996 water year, far more than twice the long-term annual average flow of 7.2 bgd. The new record breaks the previous record of 12.3 bgd set in 1972, by 28 percent.

October 7, 1996

Total freshwater inflow to Chesapeake Bay during the period January to September 1996, was the second highest in 45 years of record, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

October 2, 1996

Dr. Dennis B. Fenn was today appointed the first chief biologist for the U.S. Geological Survey.

September 27, 1996

Dr. Crofton B. Farmer of Pasadena, California, and Dr. M. Patrick McCormick of Hampton, Virginia, have received the 1996 Pecora Award, one of the top federal awards for contributions in remote sensing.