Organic Contamination

Contamination resulting from substances containing any member of a large class of chemical compounds whose molecules contain carbon. Typically caused by surface spills and underground storage tank leakage.

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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 90-39-C Report
Carlson, P.R., Reimnitz, Erk, and Grebmeier, J.M., 1990, Bottom sediment along oil spill trajectory in Prince William Sound and along Kenai Peninsula, Alaska; Chapter C, Radionuclide tracer and sediment oxygen uptake rates used to identify potential contamination zones of the Alaskan shelf in response to the Ex: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-39-C, 12 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.
SIR 2005-5002 Report Outside Link
Dinicola, R.S., Simonds, F.W., and Defawe, Rose, 2004, Monitoring the natural attenuation of petroleum in ground water at the former Naval complex, Operable Unit A, Adak Island, Alaska, May and June 2003: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5002, 52 p.