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Project Overview

Full Title
Fate and transport of pathogenic microorganisms and nutrients originating from livestock animal manures applied to agricultural lands

 Wake County, NC

Cooperating Agencies
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Laboratory, Land Remediation and Pollution Control Division, Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Chief
Stephen Harden

Period of Project
October 2009 – September 2012

Team Members
Doug Smith
Scott Caldwell
Shane Rogers (EPA)

Science Topic
Agriculture and Water Quality


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Fate and transport of pathogens and nutrients from land-applied animal manures

This project was completed in 2012. These pages are for historical purposes only.


OFR 2009-1128
Reconnaissance of Organic Wastewater Compounds at a Concentrated Swine Feeding Operation in the North Carolina Coastal Plain, 2008
By Stephen L. Harden
Open-File Report 2009–1128
OFR 2008-1156
Microbial and nutrient concentration and load data during stormwater runoff at a swine concentrated animal feeding operation in the North Carolina Coastal Plain, 2006-2007
By Stephen L. Harden
Open-File Report 2008-1156
SIR 2008-5021
Factors affecting nitrate delivery to streams from shallow ground water in the North Carolina Coastal Plain
By S.L. Harden and T.B. Spruill
Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5021
SIR 2004-5283
Geochemistry and characteristics of nitrogen transport at a confined animal feeding operation in a Coastal Plain agricultural watershed, and implications for nutrient loading in the Neuse River Basin, North Carolina, 1999-2002
By T.B. Spruill, A.J. Tesoriero, H.E. Mew, Jr., K.M. Farrell, S.L. Harden, A.B. Colosimo, and S.R. Kraemer
Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5283


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