2020 Spring | UH | Mon M1 | Mattie Goldberg |

Overview
Sample Description

<p>The sample was collected at the edge of the Highland Acid Pits on Clear Lake Rd. The area is well known to be highly contaminated from years of dumping waste that has caused the water to become highly acidic. This is confirmed by my experience; the smell was strong. Wearing protective gear, I walked into the water and collected my sample from the depths of an eroded mound. There was a storm drain letting water into the pool that had visible rusting on the floor of the pool with red, metallic sediment all around it. There was no visible aquatic life in the pool, but there were several snakes surrounding the area. Next to the pool was a large generator, a mobile home community, and the Baytown Boat Club. I drove through a residential neighborhood to get to this location.&nbsp;</p>

Date of Collection
Semester of Collection
Spring 2020
My Institution
UH
Results
Number of Colonies of Paraoxon
3
Number of Colonies of Methyl Parathion
6
Location
Geolocation for Sample
29.815194444444, -95.07875
Location Name
Highland Acid Pits
Location Street
Clear Lake Rd
Location City
Highlands
Location County
Harris
Location State
Texas
Location Country
US
Location Postal Code
77562
My Lab Section
Monday

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