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NC-Pharmaceutical Facility

Site LocationResearch Triangle Park, NC
Site TypeOther
Start DateSep-02
GeologyDurham Triassic Sandstone interbedded with siltstone grading downward into mudstones
Media TreatedGroundwater in Fractured Bedrock
Contaminant TreatedPCE, TCE, DCE, VC
Initial Contaminant Concentration14,000 _g/L
Final Contaminant ConcentrationOver a 90% reduction of pre-injection baseline concentration at injection well and observation well. DCE concentrations reduced to near or below groundwater quality standards, with no accompanying increases in vinyl chloride concentrations
Type of NanoparticleBNP
Length of Operation3 months

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