2007 GSA Denver Annual Meeting (28–31 October 2007)
Session No. 192 Wednesday, 31 October 2007
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Colorado Convention Center: 704/706

T29. Arsenic: From Nature to Human I (GSA Geology and Society Division; Geochemical Society; International Society of Groundwater for Sustainable Development)

Prosun Bhattacharya, Abhijit Mukherjee, Jochen Bundschuh and Alan H. Welch, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
 8:00 AM Introductory Remarks
192-18:05 AM ARSENIC AND ANTIMONY IN GROUNDWATER FLOW SYSTEMS: HAQUE, Shama E., Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, 6339 Stores Raod, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada and JOHANNESSON, Karen H., Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118-5698, kjohanne@tulane.edu
192-28:20 AM ARSENIC SPECIATION AND MOBILITY IN GROUNDWATER, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA: MUNK, LeeAnn, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorage, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508, aflm@uaa.alaska.edu, HAGEDORN, Birgit, Applied Science and Technology Laboratory, University of Alaska Anchorage, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508, SJOSTROM, Derek, Geology, Rocky Mountain College, 1511 Poly Drive, Billings, MT 59102, CHRIEST, Amanda, Department of Geological Sciences, Univ of Alaska Anchorage, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508, and FOSTER, Andrea, U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
192-38:35 AM POSSIBLE SOURCES OF ARSENIC AND ITS TRANSPORT MECHANISM IN CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS: HON, Rudolph1, BRANDON, William C.2, MAYO, Matthew3, and TEDDER, Newton1, (1) Department of Geology & Geophysics, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, hon@bc.edu, (2) U.S. EPA, Region 1, 1 Congress Street, Suite 1100, HBT, Boston, MA 02114, (3) Northeast Geoscience, Inc, P.O. Box 655, Clinton, MA 01510
192-48:50 AM ARSENIC ENRICHMENT IN WATERS AND SEDIMENTS OF THE HUMBOLDT RIVER BASIN OF NORTHERN NEVADA: MOHAMMAD, Shahnewaz, Gradutae Program of Hydrologic Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno, MS-175, LMR-263, Reno, NV 89557, mshahnewaz@gmail.com and TEMPEL, Regina N., Dept. of Geological Sciences and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, MS 172, Reno, NV 89557
192-59:05 AM MECHANISMS OF ARSENIC CONTAMINATION OF DEEP GROUNDWATER OF THE WESTERN BENGAL BASIN, INDIA: MUKHERJEE, Abhijit, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, 10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758 and FRYAR, Alan E., Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Kentucky, 101 Slone Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0053, alan.fryar@uky.edu
192-69:25 AM RESULTS FROM ONGOING HYDROGEOLOGICAL AND HYDROGEOCHEMICAL FIELD INVESTIGATIONS OF GEOGENIC ARSENIC CONTAMINATION IN GOTRA, NADIA DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL, INDIA: KOENIG, Cassandra E.M., Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, 6339 Stores Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada, DESBARATS, Alexandre J., Natural Resources Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, 601 Booth St, Ottawa, ON K1A 0E8, Canada, desbarat@NRCan.gc.ca, BECKIE, Roger D., Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, Room 2020, Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada, PAL, Taraknath, Geological Survey of India, 15 A & B Kyd Street, Kolkata, 700 016, India, and MUKHERJEE, Pradip K., Geological Survey of India, 27, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata, 700 016, India
192-79:40 AM EVALUATION OF REDOX PROCESSES IN GROUNDWATER BY FLUORESCENCE SPECTROSCOPY: APPLICATIONS IN BANGLADESH: MLADENOV, Natalie1, ZHENG, Yan2, MILLER, Matthew P.1, HAGEMAN, Clarissa1, and MCKNIGHT, Diane3, (1) Instaar, University of Colorado, 1560 30th Street, Boulder, CO 80309-0450, mladenov@colorado.edu, (2) School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Queens College, C.U.N.Y, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11365, (3) Instarr, Univ of Colorado, 1560 30th Street, Campus Box 450, Boulder, CO 80309
192-89:55 AM GEOGENIC ARSENIC IN SEDIMENTARY AQUIFERS OF SOUTHWESTERN SEBACO VALLEY, NICARAGUA: BUNDSCHUH, Jochen, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), UEN, PySA, Apartado Postal 10032, San José, 1000, Costa Rica, jochenbundschuh@yahoo.com, ALTAMIRANO ESPINOZA, Maximina, Nicaraguan Research Center for Aquatic Resources, National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, Apartado Postal 4598, Managua, 1000, Nicaragua, and CUMBAL, Luis, Scientific Research Center, Escuela Politecnica del Ejercito, Sangolquí, Sangolquí, 1000, Ecuador
192-910:10 AM NATURALLY OCCURRING ARSENIC CONTAMINATION IN A SEMIARID OXIDIZING SYSTEM, SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS AQUIFER, USA: SCANLON, Bridget R., NICOT, Jean-Philippe, REEDY, Robert C., KURTZMAN, Daniel, and MUKHERJEE, Abhijit, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 10100 Burnet Rd, Bldg 130, Austin, TX 78758-4445, bridget.scanlon@beg.utexas.edu
192-1010:30 AM DETAILED VERTICAL PROFILES OF SEDIMENT AND GROUNDWATER CHEMISTRY: COMPARISON BETWEEN HIGH AND LOW ARSENIC ZONES IN GOTRA, NADIA DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL, INDIA: BECKIE, Roger D.1, SENGUPTA, Subhasish2, PAL, Taraknath3, MUKHERJEE, Pradip3, HALL, Gwendy E.M.4, RENCZ, Andrew4, DESBARATS, Alexandre J.5, and KOENIG, Cassandra E.M.6, (1) Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, Room 2020, Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada, rbeckie@eos.ubc.ca, (2) Geological Survey of India, 27, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata, 700 016, India, (3) Geological Survey of India, 15 A & B Kyd Street, Kolkata, 700 016, India, (4) Northern Canada Division, Geological Survey of Canada, 601 Booth St, Ottawa, ON K1A 0E8, Canada, (5) Natural Resources Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, 601 Booth St, Ottawa, ON K1A 0E8, Canada, (6) Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, 6339 Stores Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
192-1110:45 AM HIGH ARSENIC IN ALLUVIAL AQUIFERS IN VARIED CLIMATIC REGIME: HYDROGEOCHEMICAL COMPARISON BETWEEN HUHHOT BASIN, INNER MONGOLIA, PR CHINA AND BENGAL BASIN, INDIA AND BANGLADESH: BHATTACHARYA, Prosun1, MUKHERJEE, Abhijit2, SHI, Fei1, XIE, Zheng Miao3, MUKHERJEE, Arun B.4, SRACEK, Ondra5, ZHU, Yongguan6, BUNDSCHUH, Jochen7, and JACKS, Gunnar8, (1) KTH-International Groundwater Arsenic Research Group, Department of Land and Water Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Teknikringen 76, Stockholm, SE-10044, Sweden, prosun@kth.se, (2) Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, 10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758, (3) Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Xiasha Higher Education Garden, Street No. 2, Hangzhou, 310018, China, (4) Dept. of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 27, University of Helsinki, FIN-00014, Finland, (5) Institute of Geological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlárská 2, Brno, 611 37, Czech Republic, (6) Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 18 Shuangqing RD, Beijing, 100085, China, (7) Department of Earth Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, 1 University Road, Tainan City, 70101, Taiwan, (8) KTH-International Groundwater Arsenic Research Group, Division of Land and Water Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Teknikringen 76, Stockholm, SE-10044, Sweden
192-1211:00 AM ARSENIC IN CALIFORNIA'S MOTHER LODE GOLD BELT: MOTZER, William E. and WILL, Raymond K., Todd Engineers, 2200 Powell Street, Suite 225, Emeryville, CA 94608, bmotzer@toddengineers.com
192-1311:15 AM REGIONAL HYDROCHEMICAL STUDY OF GROUNDWATER ARSENIC CONTAMINATION ALONG TRANSECTS FROM THE HIMALAYAN ALLUVIAL DEPOSITS TO THE INDIAN SHIELD, CENTRAL GANGETIC BASIN, INDIA: MUKHERJEE, Abhijit1, SCANLON, Bridget R.2, CHAUDHARY, Sunil3, MISHRA, Ranjan3, GHOSH, Ashok4, FRYAR, Alan E.5, and RAMANATHAN, Al6, (1) Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78758, abhijit.mukherjee@beg.utexas.edu, (2) Jackson School of Geosciences, Univ of Texas at Austin, 10100 Burnet Rd, Bldg. 130, Austin, TX 78758, (3) Department of Botany, T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India, (4) Department of Environment and Water Management, Anugrah Narayan College, Magadh University, Patna, Bihar, India, (5) Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Kentucky, 101 Slone Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0053, (6) School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 110067, India
192-1411:30 AM HYDROCHEMISTRY OF ARSENIC-ENRICHED AQUIFER FROM RURAL WEST BENGAL, INDIA: A STUDY OF THE ARSENIC EXPOSURE AND MITIGATION OPTION: NATH, Bibhash, School of Environmental Systems Engineering, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, M015, Crawley, 6009, Australia, bibhash.nath@uwa.edu.au, JEAN, Jiin-Shuh, Depatment of Earth Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, #1 University Road, Tainan, 70101, Taiwan, SAHU, Sudip Jyoti, Department of Chemistry, Kalyani University, Kalyani, 741235, India, CHATTERJEE, Debashis, Department of Chemistry, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, 741235, India, and BHATTACHARYA, Prosun, KTH-International Groundwater Arsenic Research Group, Department of Land and Water Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Teknikringen 76, Stockholm, SE-10044, Sweden
192-1511:45 AM ARSENIC IN SHALLOW AND DEEP AQUIFERS OF BENGAL DELTA PLAIN: A FIELD SCALE STUDY IN WEST-BENGAL, INDIA: CHATTERJEE, Debashis1, MUKHERJEE-GOSWAMI, A.1, NATH, Bibhash2, JANA, Joydev1, SAHU, Sudip Jyoti1, CHAKRABORTY, Sudipta1, SARKAR, Madhav Jyoti1, JACKS, Gunnar3, BHATTACHARYA, Prosun4, and MUKHERJEE, Abhijit5, (1) Department of Chemistry, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, 741235, India, dbchat2001@rediffmail.com, (2) Department of Earth Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, 1 University Road, Tainan, 70101, Taiwan, (3) KTH-International Groundwater Arsenic Research Group, Division of Land and Water Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Teknikringen 76, Stockholm, SE-10044, Sweden, (4) KTH-International Groundwater Arsenic Research Group, Department of Land and Water Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Teknikringen 76, Stockholm, SE-10044, Sweden, (5) Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78758

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