by Lisa Thompson

Contaminated soil might not be safe soil. Hydro geologists help to determine and address these safety concerns. They figure out which projects need remediation and cleanup and which don't. Because they deal with underground contamination, decisions are based on data gathered through on-site sampling and monitoring. In this work, it's also very important to know how to use mapping and database software.


Meet Rebecca Bourdon, a hydro geologist at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, as she describes her job and the education, training, and skills needed.


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