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Fact Sheet 2010–3011

USGS Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, 2010

By Herbert T. Buxton


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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program adapts research priorities to address the most important contamination issues facing the Nation and to identify new threats to environmental health. The Program investigates two major types of contamination problems:

•  Subsurface Point-Source Contamination, and
•  Watershed and Regional Contamination.

Research objectives include developing remediation methods that use natural processes, characterizing and remediating contaminant plumes in fractured-rock aquifers, identifying new environmental contaminants, characterizing new and understudied pesticides in common pesticide-use settings, explaining mercury methylation and bioaccumulation, and developing approaches for remediating watersheds affected by active and historic mining.

First posted May 25, 2010

For additional information contact:
Coordinator, USGS Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
U.S. Geological Survey
810 Bear Tavern Road
W. Trenton, NJ 08628

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Suggested citation:

Buxton, H.T., 2010, USGS Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3011, 4 p., available online at

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