Emerging Contaminants in Shallow Groundwater in Minnesota 2009-2012

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$527,269
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Recipient Type
Federal Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2009
End Date
September 2012
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Monitoring
Technical Assistance
Counties Affected
Statewide
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$527,269
Other Funds Leveraged
$108,285
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.67
Project Overview

US Geological Survey-MN Water Science Center will complete laboratory analysis of groundwater samples for endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) and other emerging contaminants of interest, including organic waste water compounds, pharmaceuticals, and endrocrine active compounds, and report results. MPCA staff will complete sample collection tasks. The USGS National Water Quality Laboratory and the Kansas Water Science Center Laboratory will perform the laboratory analyses. The project objective is to assess the magnitude of contamination by EDCs and other emerging contaminants and identify potential sources in shallow groundwater from quaternary aquifers in Minnesota.

Project Manager
First Name
Melinda
Last Name
Erickson, Ph.D.
Organization Name
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Phone
(763) 783-3231
Email
mericko@usgs.gov