Emerging Contaminants in Shallow Groundwater in Minnesota 2009-2012
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.