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Main Title Occurrence and Variability of Mining-Related Lead and Zinc in the Spring River Flood Plain and Tributary Flood Plains, Cherokee County, Kansas, 2009-11.
Author K. E. Juracek
CORP Author Geological Survey, Reston, VA.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 2013
Report Number USGS-SIR-2013-5028
Stock Number PB2013-106856
Additional Subjects Mining ; Flood plains ; Lead(Metal) ; Zinc ; Sampling ; Soil analysis ; Quality control ; Water pollution ; Contamination ; Cherokee County(Kansas)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2013-106856 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 11/19/2013
Collation 80p
Historical mining activity in the Tri-State Mining District (TSMD), located in parts of southeast Kansas, southwest Missouri, and northeast Oklahoma, has resulted in a substantial ongoing input of cadmium, lead, and zinc to the environment. To provide some of the information needed to support remediation efforts in the Cherokee County, Kansas, superfund site, a 4-year study was begun in 2009 by the U.S. Geological Survey that was requested and funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A combination of surficial-soil sampling and coring was used to investigate the occurrence and variability of mining-related lead and zinc in the flood plains of the Spring River and several tributaries within the superfund site. Lead- and zinc-contaminated flood plains are a concern, in part, because they represent a long-term source of contamination to the fluvial environment.