Accession Number : ADA307178

Title :   Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments (ARCS) Program. Estimating Contaminant Losses from Components of Remediation Alternatives for Contaminated Sediments.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Mar 91-Apr 94,

Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY CHICAGO IL GREAT LAKES NATIONAL PROGRAM OFFIC E

Personal Author(s) : Myers, Tommy E. ; Averette, Daniel E. ; Olin, Trudy J. ; Palermo, Michael R. ; Reible, Danny D.

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Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 302

Abstract : Industrial and municipal point-source discharges and nonpoint source pollution from agricultural and urban areas over many years have contaminated bottom sediments in the rivers, harbors, and nearshore areas of the Great Lakes. Improved controls for discharges have reduced pollutant loads to the Great Lakes. However, toxic substances in bottom sediments continue to impair sediment and water quality and may contribute to toxic effects in aquatic biota and, potentially, in humans. Areas in the Great Lakes that remain seriously impaired have been designated as "areas of concern" (AOCs) under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) 1988). Public support for control of pollution in these AOCs has prompted increased attention by Government agencies and environmental organizations toward development of plans for remediation.

Descriptors :   *INSHORE AREAS, *CONTAMINANTS, *RIVERS, *CONTAMINATION, *WATER QUALITY, *POLLUTION, *SEDIMENTS, *AGRICULTURE, *HARBORS, *URBAN AREAS, CONTROL, SOURCES, INDUSTRIES, ORGANIZATIONS, TOXIC HAZARDS, HUMANS, TOXICITY, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, PLANNING, LOSSES, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, AQUATIC ORGANISMS, MENTAL ABILITY, ATTENTION, DREDGED MATERIALS, BOTTOM, GREAT LAKES, MUNICIPALITIES.

Subject Categories : Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
      Ecology
      Geography
      Water Pollution and Control

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