Science Inventory

USING DIRECT-PUSH TOOLS TO MAP HYDROSTRATIGRAPHY AND PREDICT MTBE PLUME DIVING

Citation:

WILSON, J. T., R. R. ROSS, AND S. D. ACREE. USING DIRECT-PUSH TOOLS TO MAP HYDROSTRATIGRAPHY AND PREDICT MTBE PLUME DIVING. IN: L.U.S.T.Line Bulletin , New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, Lowell, MA52:14-21, (2006).

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Description:

MTBE plumes have been documented to dive beneath screened intervals of conventional monitoring well networks at a number of LUST sites. This behavior makes these plumes difficult both to detect and remediate. Electrical conductivity logging and pneumatic slug testing performed in temporary push wells are two well established technologies that are finding new applicability in characterizing sites with diving plumes. This article describes the use and evaluation of these techniques at finding a diving plume of MtBE in an aquifer that supplies water to the village of East Alton, Illinois. [Note: This article contains material previously published in Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, Vol. 25, issue 3, pages 93-102.]

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (NEWSLETTER ARTICLE)
Product Published Date: 05/01/2006
Record Last Revised: 10/09/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 149823

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

GROUND WATER AND ECOSYSTEMS RESTORATION DIVISION

SUBSURFACE REMEDIATION BRANCH