Trichloroethene Presence in Rottenwood Creak Near Air Force Plant 6, Marietta, Georgia, Summer 2000
Gonthier, Gerard J.
Waddell, Jonathan P.
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Diffusion samplers were installed at 36 sites along a 2-mile length of Rottenwood Creek, near Air Force Plant 6 (AFP6) at Marietta, Ga., in order to delineate trichloroethene presence in the creek. Water was collected and analyzed for a suite of volatile organic compounds. Trichloroethene was the most frequently detected volatile organic compound followed by cis-1,2-dichloroethene, a common degradation product of trichloroethene. Trichloroethene was detected in two lengths of the creek. The downstream length of the creek contained proportionately more cis-1,2-dichloroethene than the upstream length, indicating the possibility that ground water discharging to these stream lengths moved along pathways with differing degradational histories.