Emerging Contaminants in Shallow Groundwater in Minnesota, 2012 – 2014

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$55,157
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$380,930
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,060
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Recipient Type
Federal Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2012
End Date
September 2014
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Assessment/Evaluation
Monitoring
Technical Assistance
Counties Affected
Statewide
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$55,157
Number of full time equivalents funded
.25
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$380,930
Other Funds Leveraged
$57,348
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.75
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$18,060
Number of full time equivalents funded
.18
Project Overview

This project will determine the magnitude and frequency of contamination from endocrine active compounds (EAC's) and other contaminants of emerging concern in shallow groundwater in non-agricultural areas of Minnesota. EACs and other contaminants of emerging concern in this study include compounds typically found in waste water, including, pharmaceutical compounds, antibiotics, and hormones. This project supports the third phase, including laboratory analysis of samples for an additional 80 wells to be sampled by MPCA staff. Forty wells will be sampled during the 2013 field season, and 40 wells will be sampled during the 2014 field season. The USGS National Water Quality Laboratory and the Organic Geochemistry Research Laboratory will perform the laboratory analyses.

Project Manager
First Name
Sharon
Last Name
Kroening
Organization Name
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Phone
(651) 757-2507