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Friday December 15, 2017

Methods Research and Development Program


The Methods Research and Development Program has worked with many kinds of public- and private-sector organizations.

Here is a sampling of some of these successful collaborations:

USGS National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA): Methods for current-use pesticides in water, sediments and air; semivolatile organic compounds in sediments; organochlorine pesticides and PCBs in sediments and biota; gasoline oxygenates in water; trace metals in water.

USGS Toxics Substances Hydrology Program: Surveying pharmaceuticals and other organic wastewater contaminants in U.S. streams, current-use pesticides in water, rain and air in Mississippi River basin.

USGS Florida Water Science Center: Fate and transport of African and Asian dust>

US Environmental Protection Agency:  Chemical indicators of human fecal contaminants

US Environmental Protection Agency: Environmental fate of Roxarsone in poultry litter

US National Park Service: Contaminant effects on aquatic biota

US Fish and Wildlife Service: Potential endocrine disrupting chemicals in lakes

E.I. Dupont: Methods for herbicides and occurrence in surface and ground water

Exponent, Inc:  Occurrence of terbufos and its degradates in streams and ground water

Nitrate Elimination Company, Inc: Development of nitrate reductase reagent systems as replacements for toxic cadmium for determination of nitrate in water.

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