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Open-File Report 2012–1197

Prepared in cooperation with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Sampling and Analysis Plan for the Characterization of Groundwater Quality in Two Monitoring Wells near Pavillion, Wyoming

By Peter R. Wright and Peter B. McMahon

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In June 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency installed two deep monitoring wells (MW01 and MW02) near Pavillion, Wyoming to study groundwater quality. The U.S Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, designed a plan to collect groundwater data from these monitoring wells. This sampling and analysis plan describes the sampling equipment that will be used, well purging strategy, purge water disposal, sample collection and processing, field and laboratory sample analysis, equipment decontamination, and quality-assurance and quality-control procedures.

First posted September 26, 2012

For additional information contact:
Director, Wyoming Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
521 Progress Circle, Suite
Cheyenne, WY 82007

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Suggested citation:

Wright, P.R., and McMahon, P.B., 2012, Sampling and analysis plan for the characterization of groundwater quality in two monitoring wells near Pavillion, Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1197, 90 p.




Sampling and Analysis Plan

Chain of Custody and Documentation Requirements

Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Health and Safety

References Cited

Appendix A. Table of chemical analytes, laboratory methods, and laboratory quantitation limits

Appendix B. Method detection limits and method reporting levels of selected compounds identified by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) as effecting geochemistry in deep groundwater monitoring wells near Pavillion, Wyoming

Appendix C. Field forms

Appendix D. List of Groundwater Sampling Equipment and Supplies

Appendix E. Job Hazard Analysis

Appendix F. USGS Central Region Research Drilling Chief’s Project Log for Redevelopment of MW02

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