Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that forms naturally from the radioactive decay of uranium in rocks, surficial materials, and soils over millions of years. After formation, radon can move through fractures and layering in rocks or through connected pores in surficial materials and soils and enter a home through the foundation. Exposure to radon in indoor air is estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to be the second leading cause of lung cancer, with smoking being the first.
George Springston, 2000
Statewide Groundwater Studies: Compilation and assessment of existing datasets, 2010.
Town and Watershed Groundwater Studies provide groundwater data for sustainable use and protection of water supplies and to understand water and human health issues.
County Groundwater Resource Maps were produced at a scale of 1:100,000 based on the statewide analyses.
Technical Reports consist of reports by consultants, in-house reports and poster presentations for specific geologic and societal issues.
VGTR2021-3: Mehrtens, C., Maguire, H., and Brink, R., 2021, Stratigraphy of the Monkton Formation, Northwestern Vermont: Vermont Geological Survey Technical Report VG2021-3, 23 p., 3 plates.
A Special Bulletin consists of illustrated text with a geologic map and cross-sections for bedrock geology in various areas of Vermont.
Special Bulletin 1: Geology of the Plattsburgh and Rouses Point, New York‑Vermont quadrangles, Donald W. Fisher, 51 p., 2 plates, scale 1:62,500, 1968. Paper copy -$23.00
Open File reports include 1:24,000 scale bedrock, surficial, and groundwater maps published between 1963 and the present. Open File reports have a minimal level of review for conformance with editorial standards. All interpretations are those of the author. Most recent maps are Open File reports and include GIS data.
State Parks publications are illustrated booklets on the geology of some of the state parks and forests in Vermont. For the general interest reader.