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Publication chemical/x-pdb Baseline Water Quality in Areas of Oil Development
This publication describes private water supply protection in oil development areas and legal implications and what tests are needed for legal protection.
Publication What’s Wrong With My Water? Choosing the Right Test
This is a quick guide to problems and solutions in drinking water.
Publication text/texmacs Drinking Water Quality: Testing and Interpreting Your Results
This publication will help people test private drinking water supplies and interpret results.
Publication chemical/x-genbank Water Quality and Nitrogen
Monitoring studies conducted at national and state levels show that nitrogen (N) concentrations in groundwater exceed health standards more often than other common contaminants, such as pesticides.
Publication ECMAScript program How to for Assess Nitrogen Problems in Water Resources
Over the years, scientists have come to realize that accurately predicting nitrogen (N) problems in water resources depends on knowledge of the interaction among many factors. It is a complicated process that we have not yet mastered, but we do know that some factors consistently exert significant control over the processes that affect N mobility, availability, and accessibility. Determining the value of these factors and combining those values into a single value assigned to a specific geographic area is the basis for assessment.
Publication Environmental Impacts of BRINE (Produced Water)
Brine, or produced water, is a byproduct of oil and gas production. It consists of water from the geologic formation, injection water, oil and salts. Brine has a high salt concentration the ions of the salts negatively affect the site's soil and vegetation, impairing its ability to produce crops and forage. the goal of brine spill remediation is to remove or minimize salts in the soil.
Publication Working to Avoid Nitrogen Contamination
Activities of human beings have changed the balance of nitrogen (N) on the planet. Burning fossil fuels for energy, intensive use of land to grow food, and disposal of organic wastes have an effect on the N cycle. Studying the influence of our activities on the N cycle helps us understand the consequences of changing the balance of N in the environment.
Publication A Guide to Plugging Abandoned Wells
This publication provides a guide on how to properly abandon unused wells with example problems. Abandoned wells can provide a direct link for contaminants to enter the groundwater plus the larger wells can be a safety hazard. Used by both NRCS and ND Health Department.
Publication chemical/x-ncbi-asn1-binary Iron and Manganese Removal
Small amounts of iron or manganese can affect the taste or become an aesthetic problem in your home. This publication is intended to explain how these minerals may afect you and what the treatment options are.
Publication ODS template Water Quality of Runoff From Beef Cattle Feedlots
Runoff from feedlot may cause surface and groundwater pollution. Knowledge of runoff quality from beef cattle feedlot pens would be useful to design effective management practices to protect water quality. The objective of this bulletin is to share runoff quality measurements from three beef cattle feedlot pen surfaces under North Dakota management and climatic conditions.
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