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An Investigation of Shallow Ground-Water Quality Near East Fork Poplar Creek, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 88-4219

by J.K. Carmichael


Table of Contents

Abstract

Introduction

Purpose and scope

Approach

Previous studies

Acknowledgments

Descriptions of the areas under investigation

East Fork Poplar Creek study area

Geologic setting

Shallow aquifer materials

Background sites

Observation wells

General site-selection criteria

Description of site locations and reason for selection

Well construction and installation

Site lithology and soil-mercury concentrations

Development and yields

Occurrence of shallow ground water

East Fork Poplar Creek study area

Ground-water quality

Preliminary samples

Comprehensive samples

Selected constituents

Procedures

Water-quality data

Trace metals

Organic compounds

Radionuclides

Discussion of results

Summary

Selected references

 


 

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