Title: Assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments in nearshore zones of the Great Lakes. 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2003 
Availability: Zeman, A. (2003) Assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments in nearshore zones of the Great Lakes. Recetox 3rd Workshop 
Author 1/Producer: Zeman, A. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.recetox.muni.cz/coe/sources/workshop_3_soil_sed/Z ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
 
Short description: Sediments in many harbours and connecting channels of the Great Lakes have been negatively impacted by industry, agriculture and by atmospheric deposition. In 1985, the International Joint Commission (IJC), a binational agency designated to watch over the shared resources of the Great Lakes, identified 43 Areas of Concern (AOCs), which all had problems with the occurrence of contaminated sediments. Contaminants of primary concern (toxic metals and persistent organic contaminants) are mostly associated with fine-grained sediments in low-energy areas, which occur in harbours, bays and river mouths. 
Link to Project(s): RECETOX Centre of Excellence in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
 
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 14/02/2006