Migration of Petroleum from a Tank Farm into a Fractured Bedrock Aquifer in the Piedmont of Georgia
An understanding of migration pathways utilized by liquid petroleum fuel as it travels from the near surface into the underlying bedrock can aid the investigator in assessing the relative risk of contaminant spread into a bedrock aquifer in the vicinity of a near surface fuel spill. A site investigation conducted at a fuel tank farm concluded that fuel had migrated from the farm's waste fuel collection system into the fractured bedrock which underlies the site. The site is located in the Georgia Piedmont within the Brevard Zone and is underlain by fractured and sheared granitic gneiss. The poster "A Cross Sectional View of Fuel Migration Pathways Resulting From A Near Surface Fuel Spill in the Piedmont of Georgia" illustrates one example of migration pathways utilized by fuel as it moves from the near surface into a bedrock aquifer.