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The Dark Sides of Herbicides at USGS Thursday
Released: 3/21/2000

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Pat Jorgenson 1-click interview
Phone: 650-329-4011

For the past 50 years, herbicides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers have increased farm production and made our parks and lawns beautiful. But how much harm are they doing to our surface and ground water?

The extent of groundwater contamination from a broad range of chemicals, and how those chemicals are tracked and detected will be the focus of the Thursday evening public lecture at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park.

The free, slide-illustrated lecture will be presented by Dr. Jack Barbash, who has been conducting research for the Survey’s National Water-Quality Assessment Program, for the past nine years.

The lecture will be presented in the second-floor conference room in Building 3 on the USGS campus at 345 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park, beginning at 7 p.m. The Survey’s map sales office will remain open until 7 p.m., Thursday, to accommodate customers who cannot visit during regular hours.

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