Arsenic in Ground Water of the Willamette Basin, Oregon

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Title Arsenic in Ground Water of the Willamette Basin, Oregon
Creator Hinkle, Stephen R.; Polette, Danial J.
Subject Groundwater; Water -- Analysis; Water -- Pollution -- Toxicology; Water -- Purification -- Arsenic removal
Spatial Coverage Portland (Or.); Oregon
Description Arsenic concentrations exceeding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) current Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 50 mg/L (micrograms per liter) are widespread in ground water in the Willamette Basin. The Oregon Water Resources Department and the U.S. Geological Survey began a cooperative study in the Willamette Basin in 1996. One goal of this study is to characterize the regional distribution of naturally occurring poor-quality ground water, such as ground water with high concentrations of arsenic. Characterization of the regional distribution of arsenic concentrations in the Willamette Basin will be useful to public health officials, water-resource managers, the medical community, and those using ground water for drinking and cooking.
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributors Oregon water resources department
Date 1999
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website ( ). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Source Hinkle, Stephen R. and Polette, Danial J., 1999, Arsenic in Ground Water of the Willamette Basin, Oregon, Portland Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4205, p34.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Seung Hoon Yoo; Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s64j0d1p
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2004-11-29
Date Modified 2005-10-19
ID 1145735
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