ASTM Standards on Ground Water and Vadose Zone Investigations: Drilling, Sampling, Well Installation and Abandonment Procedures
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 78, Issue 3, page 23, 21 January 1997
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1997), ASTM Standards on Ground Water and Vadose Zone Investigations: Drilling, Sampling, Well Installation and Abandonment Procedures, Eos Trans. AGU, 78(3), 23–23, doi:10.1029/97EO00017., and (
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