Inorganic Contamination

Ground and/or surface water contamination resulting from substances lacking an elemental combination of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. In the context of geologic hazards, examples could include: salt, iron, calcium salts, metals and other mineral materials.

Below is a list of publications related to Inorganic Contamination. Select a publication number to access more detailed information and their respective files available for download.

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OF 85-341 Map
Hopkins, G.C., 1985, Arsenic, nitrate, iron, and hardness, in ground water, Goldstream Road, Yankovich Road, and Murphy Dome Road areas, (T.1 N, R.2 W, FM), Fairbanks, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 85-341, 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
OF 87-712 Report
Madison, R.J., McElhone, T.J., and Zenone, Chester, 1987, Alaska ground-water quality: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 87-712, 8 p.
OF 96-466 Report Outside Link
Glass, R.L., 1996, Ground-water conditions and quality in the western part of the Kenai Peninsula, south-central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-466, 66 p.
OF 98-198 Report
McCarthy, K.A., Lilly, M.R., Braddock, J.F., and Hinzman, L.D., 1998, Natural attenuation of chlorinated-hydrocarbon contamination at Fort Wainwright, Alaska; a hydrogeochemical and microbiological investigation work plan: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-198, 49 p.
OF 2002-90 Report Outside Link
Mueller, S.H., Goldfarb, R.J., Farmer, G.L., Sanzolone, R.F., Adams, M., Theodorakos, P.M., Richmond, S.A., and McCleskey, R.B., 2002, Trace, minor and major element data for ground water near Fairbanks, Alaska, 1999-2000: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2002-90, 12 p.
OF 2003-244 Report Outside Link
Verplanck, P.L., Mueller, S.H., Youcha, E.K., Goldfarb, R.J., Sanzolone, R.F., McCleskey, R.B., Briggs, P.H., Roller, M., Adams, M., and Nordstrom, D.K., 2003, Chemical analyses of ground and surface waters, Ester Dome, central Alaska, 2000-2001: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2003-244, 40 p.
P 1614 Report
Parnow, C.C., Goldfarb, R.J., Kelley, K.D., and York, G.S., 1999, Metal cycling along the northwestern Seward Peninsula, Alaska; a possible natural cause of metal contamination in the Arctic, in Kelley, K.D., ed., Geologic studies in Alaska by the U. S. Geological Survey, 1997: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1614, p. 123-137.
P 1615 Report
Farmer, G.L., Goldfarb, R.J., Lilly, M.R., Bolton, Bob, Meier, A.L., and Sanzolone, R.F., 2000, The chemical characteristics of ground water near Fairbanks, Alaska, in Kelley, K.D., and Gough, L.P., ed., Geologic studies in Alaska by the U. S. Geological Survey, 1998: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1615, p. 167-178.
PDF 95-21 Report
Vohden, Jim, 1995, Summary of inorganic water quality sampling in the Fairbanks railroad industrial area, Fairbanks, Alaska: 1994-1995: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 95-21, 9 p.
RI 2011-6 Report
Schaefer, J.R., Scott, W.E., Evans, W.C., Wang, Bronwen, and McGimsey, R.G., 2011, Summit crater lake observations, and the location, chemistry, and pH of water samples near Mount Chiginagak volcano, Alaska: 2004-2011: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2011-6, 25 p.
RI 2011-6 v. 2 Report Geospatial Data
Schaefer, J.R., Scott, W.E., Evans, W.C., Wang, Bronwen, and McGimsey, R.G., 2013, Summit crater lake observations, and the location, chemistry, and pH of water samples near Mount Chiginagak volcano, Alaska: 2004-2012: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2011-6 v. 2, 25 p.