environ samplinganalysis understanding water sampling evaluate the scenario


Understanding Water Sampling

Answer the following:

  1. List four broad purposes for collecting water samples.
  2. Give an example for each of four kinds of water contaminants (beyond what is listed in the reading material):
    1. Microbiological organisms
    2. Inorganic chemicals
    3. Volatile organic chemicals
    4. Synthetic organic chemicals
  3. List the six conventional water pollutants; list three or more examples of toxic pollutants (beyond what is listed in the reading material).
  4. Identify and summarize in your own words the five federal acts that relate to water sampling. Go to https://www.epa.gov/regulatory-information-topic/regulatory-information-topic-water#main-content and research the acts listed in the reading.


Evaluate the Scenario

UST Plume

Evaluate the situation depicted in the graphic:

  1. apparent path of the contaminant plume.
  2. Assuming that a split spoon sampler is inside the hollow stem auger, describe what you would expect the core of soil to look like upon opening the sampler.
  3. Predict the consequence of continuing to drill through the clay layer.
  4. As the technician in this situation, what would you do?