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Main Title Hydrogeologic Framework, Ground Water Quality, and Simulation of Ground Water Flow at the Fair Lawn Well Field Superfund Site, Bergen County, New Jersey.
Author Lewis-Brown, J. C. ; Rice, D. E. ; Rosman, R. ; Smith, N. P. ;
CORP Author Geological Survey, Reston, VA. ;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher 2004
Year Published 2004
Report Number USGS-SIR-2004-5280;
Stock Number PB2005-109173
Additional Subjects Groundwater movement ; Hydrogeology ; Computerized simulation ; Aquifer systems ; Water pollution monitoring ; Aquifers ; Base flow ; Travel time ; Specific capacity ; Environmental transport ; Geophysical surveys ; Hydrologic models ; Flow paths ; Volatile organic compounds ; Bergen County(New Jersey) ; Westmoreland well field
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2005-109173 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 126p
Production wells in the Westmoreland well field, Fair Lawn, Bergen County, New Jersey (the 'Fair Lawn well field Superfund site'), are contaminated with volatile organic compounds, particularly trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, and 1,1,1-trichloroethane. In 1983, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) placed the Westmoreland well field on its National Priority List of Superfund sites. In an effort to determine ground-water flow directions, contaminant-plume boundaries, and contributing areas to production wells in Fair Lawn, and to evaluate the effect of present pump-and-treat systems on flowpaths of contaminated ground water, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the USEPA, developed a conceptual hydrogeologic framework and ground-water flow model of the study area. MODFLOW-2000, the USGS three-dimensional finite-difference model, was used to delineate contributing areas to production wells in Fair Lawn and to compute flowpaths of contaminated ground water from three potential contaminant sources to the Westmoreland well field. Straddle-packer tests were used to determine the hydrologic framework of, distribution of contaminants in, and hydrologic properties of water-bearing and confining units that make up the fractured-rock aquifer underlying the study area. The study area consists of about 15 square miles in and near Fair Lawn.