Evaluation of Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport at the Wells G and H Superfund Site, Woburn, Massachusetts, from 1960 to 1986 and Estimation of TCE and PCE Concentrations Delivered to Woburn Residences
M.A. Metheny 2004 Metheny, M.A., Department of Geological Sciences, Ohio State University Department of Geological Sciences, Ohio State University, 327 p.

This doctoral dissertation from the Department of Geological Sciences at Ohio State University features a comprehensive treatment of TCE and PCE transport in the buried valley aquifer in Woburn, Massachusetts. The highlight of the paper is a linkage of a contaminant transport model with a water distribution model, which enables the author to estimate the faucet concentrations of TCE and PCE delivered to each water district and household in Woburn from October 1964 to May 1979. Graphs are presented that show the range of plausible TCE and PCE concentrations to which the residents were exposed.


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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Contaminant hydrology, Water quality/chemistry , Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Education
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Activities:Lab Activity, Journal Article, Data, References, Maps/Aerial Photos
Geochemistry Applications: Environmental Geochemistry
Health Topics: Waterborne Transport Processes, Heavy Metals
Topics: Education, Solid Earth:Mineralogy, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Contaminant hydrology, Water quality/chemistry, Woburn, :Water Supply, Pollution Sources, Hydrogeology:Computer Modeling, Field Data, WellsKeywords: A Civil Action, contaminant transport model, TCE, chemical exposure, Woburn water supply system