WASHINGTON --U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 said its new software program the 'Ground-Water Primer" is now available. The software was created in cooperation with Purdue University and replaces Purdue's popular "Ground-Water Education System" program.
EPA's new program is written for a general audience and includes information on the nature of groundwater and how to protect it, hydrogeology; drinking- water contaminants and health effects, and EPA contacts and hotline numbers.
The program can be used by anyone with a Web browser, with either Windows or Macintosh systems. Users may copy and use the program freely without having to purchase additional copies, but it may not be modified or resold for profit.
"It is a very helpful program for students researching groundwater," said Karen Reshkin, EPA's Software Development Section. "Ground-Water Education System" was absolutely the most popular program, but the "Ground-Water Primer" is a more accurate and up-to- date version, she said.
To view or download the program go to http://www.epa.gov/seahome/gwprimer.html. The program is also available free on diskette, by sending two blank diskettes to: Karen Reshkin (P-19J), U.S. EPA Region 5, 77 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604.
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