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dc.contributor.authorTweedell, Amanda Joanne
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-10T04:30:13Z
dc.date.available2014-07-10T04:30:13Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.othertweedell_amanda_j_201312_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/tweedell_amanda_j_201312_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/30041
dc.description.abstractLight Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (LNAPLs) such as Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylene (BTEX) are commonly found in petroleum products. BTEX is a major source of soil and groundwater contamination at underground storage tank (UST) sites that store gasoline and diesel fuels. Accidental releases from these sites can lead to extensive contamination plumes. Various remediation techniques and natural attenuation are used to attempt to clean up sites that have been contaminated by BTEX components. Environmental and geological conditions can influence remediation efficacy. Droughts that cause major water table fluctuations, for example, may increase the rate of natural attenuation of dissolved benzene at UST sites. This study focuses on six contaminated UST sites in Georgia. Data was compiled from reports submitted to the Georgia EPD Underground Storage Tank Management Program, and analyzes how the 2007-2009 drought and changes in groundwater levels affected benzene contamination levels.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectBTEX
dc.subjectBenzene
dc.subjectContamination
dc.subjectDrought
dc.subjectWater Table Fluctuations
dc.subjectUSTs
dc.subjectNatural Attenuation
dc.titleThe effect of drought on benzene contaminated underground storage tank sites in Georgia
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentGeology
dc.description.majorGeology
dc.description.advisorJohn F. Dowd
dc.description.committeeJohn F. Dowd
dc.description.committeeTodd C. Rasmussen
dc.description.committeeValentine Nzengung


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