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Distribution of Major Herbicides in Ground Water of the United States (US Geological Survey, 2000) reports on extent of herbicide contamination in groundwater based on two studies: USGS National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program and the Midwest Pesticide Study, showing widespread detection in groundwater systems but at levels below those considered a health hazard. Available from USGS, Branch of Information Services, Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225-0286. May be available online at http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/

Protecting Groundwater from Pesticides: A Clean Water Action Guide(Friends of the Earth, 50 pp., 2000) a guide to informed participation in the debate about pesticide management in your own backyard. Available from FOE, Groundwater Protection Project, 1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005-6303, 202-783-7400.

Summary of Hydrogeologic and Ground-water Quality Data and Hydrogeologic Framework at Selected Well Sites, Adams County, PA. U. S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigations Report 99-4108. Provides data for evaluation of capabilities of water systems to meet projected growth and begin wellhead protection programs for public-supply wells. Available from: John Nantz, 215
Limekiln Road, New Cumberland, PA 17070, 717-730-6916. May be available online at http://pa.water.usgs.gov/pa_pubs.html

Safe Drinking Water Act: Section1429 Groundwater Report to Congress (US EPA) examines the quality of groundwater and the status of state groundwater protection programs and recommends that states place a greater emphasis on protection while continuing to cleanup past contamination. On the EPA website at http://www.epa.gov/OGWDW under the What's New link.

Pennsylvania Groundwater Quality. U.S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper 2325, National Water Summary, 1986. How to Obtain

Assessment of Severity and Distribution of Corrosive Ground Water in Pennsylvania. U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 95-377, 1996. How to Obtain

Ground Water and Surface Water, A Single Resource. U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1139, 1998 How to Obtain

The Geology of Pennsylvania's Groundwater. Pennsylvania Geological Survey, Educational Series 3, 1998. Obtain from: .Pennsylvania Geological Survey PO Box 8453 Harrisburg, PA 17105-8453 (717) 787-2169 or email: sgarner@dcnr.state.pa.us

Protecting Your Groundwater: Educating for Action.
League of Women Voters Education Fund, Pub # 180. Call 301-362-8184 or 1-800-287-7424 or e-mail: lwv@pmds.com

Citizens Guide to Groundwater Protection.
US EPA, Office of Water, Pub. No. EPA 440/6-90-004 How to Obtain

Water on Tap: A Consumer's Guide to the Nation's Drinking Water. US EPA, Office of Water, Pub. No. EPA 815-K-97-002 How to Obtain

Protecting Our Groundwater. US EPA, Office of Water, Pub. No. EPA 813-F-95-002 How to Obtain

Safe Drinking Water is in Our Hands. US EPA, Office of Water, Pub. No. EPA 815-F-98-008 How to Obtain

Sustainability of Ground-Water Resources. U. S. Geological Survey Circular 1186, 1999, 79 pp. Written for a wide audience to illustrate the hydrologic, geologic and ecological concepts that must be considered to assure the wise and sustainable use of our precious groundwater resources. How to Obtain

Radon in the Groundwater of Chester County. U. S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 120-98, December 1998, 4 pp. A public education tool for Chester County residents. How to Obtain

How to Obtain Resources

USGS Pubs are available from: John Nantz, 215 Limekiln Road, New Cumberland, PA 17070, 717-730-6916. Also online:

For reports specific to Pennsylvania, online versions may be available at: http://pa.water.usgs.gov/pa_pubs.html

For reports of a general nature i.e. the Sustainability of Ground-Water Resources and the report Ground Water and Surface Water, A Single Resource are available at: http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/

US EPA Pubs are available from: United States Environmental Protection Agency, NSCEP, P.O. Box 42419, Cinncinatti, Ohio, 45242, 800-490-9198 or complete their online ordering form at http://www.epa.gov/ncepihom/orderpub.html

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