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Natural remediation in the Great Lakes

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Edited by:
C. Michael Swindoll, Ralph G. Stahl Jr., and Stephen J. Ells

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Abstract

Overall, the existence of stricter environmental laws during the last 30 years and a reduction in the manufacturing base in the Great Lakes has resulted in improvement in conditions in harbors, rivers, and nearshore waters. Problems remain, such as the inability to dredge certain harbors and remove sediments because of lack of disposal facilities for contaminated sediments. Because of the wide extent of of contaminated sediments in the Great Lakes, much work remains to be done to document the condition of contaminated areas and the degree to which remediation of these areas is occurring from biotic and abiotic natural processes.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Natural remediation in the Great Lakes
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
SETAC Press
Publisher location:
Pensacola, FL
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
p. 365-408
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Natural remediation of environmental contaminants: Its role in ecological risk assessment and risk management
First page:
365
Last page:
408