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Deer Lake removed from EPA Areas of Concern list
ABC 10 UP - Ishpeming, MI (11/13)
Deer Lake was on the EPAís environmental Areas of Concern list from 1987 until two weeks ago. An Ishpeming man got to swim in the lake this summer for the first time in an entire lifetime of living near it.

River detectives dive into a polluted industrial past
Cornwall Seaway News (10/26)
Scientists seek citizen input as they uncover clues that link sediment in the bottom of the St. Lawrence River with the current health of the water.

Slowly, surely, the St. Clair River overcomes its impairments
The Voice (9/25)
Nearly 30 years after it was found to be seriously impaired, the St. Clair River in Michigan is making progress towards being removed from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's list of "Areas of Concern."

Ballville Damís fate takes on new urgency in wake of water crisis
The Toledo Blade (8/17)
Toledoís recent water crisis heightened concern from some who want to make sure the proposed removal of the Sandusky Riverís Ballville Dam doesnít worsen algal blooms.

Cleaned-up Kalamazoo River 'unrecognizable' to Ceresco, Mich. historian with loss of town's dam
MLive (7/21)
Following a massive oil spill near Marshall, Mich. four years ago, the Kalamazoo River is nearly back to normal, but the community of Ceresco, Mich. has suffered collateral damage from the aftermath.

Ohio pushes to end sediment dumping into Lake Erie
Associated Press (7/20)
Ohio environmental regulators are working with local and federal agencies to find new uses for dredged sediment so that it no longer ends up in Lake Erie.

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General Resources
Contaminated Sediments
Great Lakes Dredging Team
A listing of resources dealing with dredging issues.

Contaminated Sediments and the Great Lakes
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
This fact sheet explains how contaminants build up in sediment, how they affect the food chain and why the Great Lakes are susceptible.

Environmental Dredging
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Great Lakes Regional Headquarters
Contaminated sediments have been dredged for environmental remediation at more than 30 Great Lakes sites. (Section 312 of WRDA 1990, as amended.)

Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sedimentation
Great Lakes Commission
The Basin Program's purpose is to coordinate the efforts of the various levels of government with the specific goal of protecting and improving Great Lakes water quality by controlling soil erosion and sedimentation.

Guide to GLNPO Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments (ARCS) Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Great Lakes National Program Office (GLINPO)
Provides the final summary report for ARCS as well as background information.

Moving Mud: Remediating Great Lakes Contaminated Sediments
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO)
Highlights sediment projects--including assessments, feasibility studies, remedial designs and remediations--funded during FY 1993-1996.

Nearshore Processes Program
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)
Implemented in 1993, this program provides quantitative understanding of the transport, transformation, and fate of the contaminated materials and sediments as affected by hydrodynamic processes in the coastal nearshore region of the Great Lakes.

Realizing Remediation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO)
A summary of contaminated sediment remediation activities in the Great Lakes basin.

Sediments Research Web
An online community designed to promote improvements in the management and remediation of contaminated sediments.

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Publications
Guidance for In-Situ Subaqueous Capping of Contaminated Sediments
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO)
Includes descriptions of the processes involved with in-situ capping, identification of the design equirements of an in-situ capping project and a recommended sequence for design.

Preliminary Investigation of the Extent and Effects of Sediment Contamination in White Lake, MI
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO)
This investigation was conducted to define the ecological effects of the heavy metal contamination in Tannery Bay and to assess heavy metal contamination in eastern White Lake.

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Related Resources
GLIN: Dredging in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Hazardous Materials and Spills in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Soil Erosion in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Toxic Contamination in the Great Lakes Region

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