USF St. Petersburg campus Master's Theses (Graduate)

First Advisor

Major Professor: Kathleen Carvalho-Knighton, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

J. Donny Smoak, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Trina Halfhide, Ph.D.


University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Document Type


Publication Date


Date Issued

March 20, 2017


Savannah River Plant was created to produce nuclear-weapons materials during the Cold War. After the end of the Cold War, Savannah River Plant has become Savannah River Site (SRS) with emphasis on environmental stewardship. This research serves as baseline data to contribute to a better understanding of the spatial distribution of the background-groundwater system at the SRS. The methods of this study systematically linearize analyte parameters and establishes rank values, weight values, and aggregates the parameters. The aggregation value establishes a means to determine groundwater quality based on the analytes sampled as a comparison to their respectively recognized Environmental Protection Agency and World Health Organization standards.


A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science Environmental Science, Policy, and Geography College of Arts and Sciences University of South Florida St Petersburg

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