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Michelle R. Plampin, Ph.D.

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Michelle Plampin is a Research Hydrologist with the USGS Geology, Energy & Minerals (GEM) Science Center in Reston, VA.

Michelle investigates various interactions between groundwater and energy production waste products, focusing on the effects of multiphase (gas-water) flow. Specific applications of her research include the potential impacts of geologic carbon sequestration on water quality in shallow aquifers, as well as the long-term hydrogeologic evolution of low-permeability aquitards that may be used for disposal of nuclear waste.

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