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Groundwater quality from private domestic water-supply wells in the vicinity of petroleum production in southwestern Indiana

June 2, 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey provided technical support to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry for site selection and sample collection and analysis in a 2012 investigation of groundwater quality from 29 private domestic water-supply wells in the vicinity of petroleum production in southwestern Indiana. Petroleum hydrocarbons, oil and grease, aromatic volatile organic compounds, methane concentrations greater than 8,800 micrograms per liter, chloride concentrations greater than 250 milligrams per liter, and gross alpha radioactivity greater than 15 picocuries per liter were reported in the analysis of groundwater samples from 11 wells.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2016
Title Groundwater quality from private domestic water-supply wells in the vicinity of petroleum production in southwestern Indiana
DOI 10.3133/ofr20161081
Authors Martin R. Risch, Cheryl A. Silcox
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2016-1081
Index ID ofr20161081
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Indiana Water Science Center

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