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Publications and Abstracts about the
New England Crystalline-Rock Aquifers

(all principal aquifer publications)


Ayotte, J.D., Baris, D., Cantor, K.P., Colt, J., Robinson, G.R., Jr., Lubin, J.H., Karagas, M., Hoover, R.N., Fraumeni, Jr., J.F. and Silverman, D.T., 2006, Bladder cancer mortality and private well use in New England: an ecological study: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2006, 60, pp. 168-172.

Ayotte, J.D., Flanagan, S.M., and Morrow, W.S., 2007, Occurrence of uranium and 222radon in glacial and bedrock aquifers in the Northern United States, 1993–2003: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007–5037, 84 p.

Ayotte, J.D., Gronberg, J.M., and Apodaca, L.E., 2011, Trace elements and radon in groundwater across the United States, 1992–2003: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5059, 115 p.

Ayotte, J.D., Montgomery, D.L., Flanagan, S.M., and Robinson, K.W., 2003, Arsenic in groundwater in eastern New England: occurrence, controls, and human health implications: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 37, no. 10, p. 2075-2083.

Ayotte, J.D., Nielsen, M.G., Robinson, G.R., Jr., and Moore, R.B., 1999, Relation of arsenic, iron, and manganese in ground water to aquifer type, bedrock lithogeochemistry, and land use in the New England Coastal Basins: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4162 , 61 p. [REPORT ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE or by calling 1-888-ASK-USGS]

Ayotte, J.D. , Nolan, B.T., Nuckols, J.R., Cantor, K.P., Robinson, G.R., Jr., Baris, D., Hayes, L., Karagas, M., Bress, W., Silverman, D.T., and Lubin, J.H., 2006, Modeling the probability of arsenic in groundwater in New England as a tool for exposure assessment: Environ. Sci. Technol., 40 (11), pp. 3578 -3585.

Flanagan, S.M. , Ayotte, J.D., and Robinson, G.R., Jr., 2012, Quality of water from crystalline rock aquifers in New England, New Jersey, and New York, 1995-2007: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5220, 104 p.

Harte, P.T., Robinson, G.R., Jr., Ayotte, J.D., and Flanagan, S.F., 2008, Framework for evaluating water quality of the New England crystalline rock aquifers: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008–1282, 47 p. (online-only)

Robinson, Gilpin R., Jr.; Ayotte, Joseph D., 2007, Rock-Bound Arsenic Influences Ground Water and Sediment Chemistry Throughout New England: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1119, 18 p.

Robinson, Gilpin R., Jr.; Ayotte, Joseph D., 2006, The influence of geology and land use on arsenic in stream sediments and ground waters in New England, USA: Applied Geochemistry, v. 21, pp. 1482-1497.

Related publications are available from the following links:

New England Coastal Basins NAWQA study

Connecticut, Housatonic and Thames River Basins NAWQA Study

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