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River Science at the U.S. Geological Survey

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Sustainable Management of Groundwater in Mexico: Proceedings of a Workshop (Series: Strengthening Science-Based Decision Making in Developing Countries)

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Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards

Most people associate fluoride with the practice of intentionally adding fluoride to public drinking water supplies for the prevention of tooth decay. However, fluoride can also enter public water systems from natural sources, including runoff from the weathering of fluoride-containing ...

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Drinking Water Distribution Systems: Assessing and Reducing Risks

Protecting and maintaining water distributions systems is crucial to ensuring high quality drinking water. Distribution systems -- consisting of pipes, pumps, valves, storage tanks, reservoirs, meters, fittings, and other hydraulic appurtenances -- carry drinking water from a centralized treatment plant ...

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Plans and Practices for Groundwater Protection at the Los Alamos National Laboratory: Interim Status Report

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Superfund and Mining Megasites: Lessons from the Coeur d'Alene River Basin

For more than 100 years, the Coeur dí Alene River Basin has been known as "The Silver Valley" for being one of the most productive silver, lead, and zinc mining areas in the United States. Over time, high levels of ...

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Water Resources Planning for the Upper Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently completed its feasibility study for the Upper Mississippi River-Ilinois Waterway, which was one of the agency's longest and most complicated studies in its history. The first two reports from this WSTB committee reviewed ...

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(Sackler NAS Colloquium) The Role of Science in Solving the Earth Emerging Water Problems

Earth is about 70% water, the human body is about 53% water, plants use water's unique properties to transport food, and aquatic organisms can survive during the winter due to water's thermal properties. However, as life continues to evolve on ...

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Maintaining High Scientific Quality at Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories

In recent years, there has been concern about security and operations management at Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (LANL and LLNL). As a result, Congress directed the Department of Energy (DOE) to hold open competitions for the ...

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Indicators for Waterborne Pathogens

Recent and forecasted advances in microbiology, molecular biology, and analytical chemistry have made it timely to reassess the current paradigm of relying predominantly or exclusively on traditional bacterial indicators for all types of waterborne pathogens.† Nonetheless, indicator approaches will still ...

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