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EDITORIAL: Lake Erie dumping of Cuyahoga River dredge? No! No! No!
The Plain Dealer (11/23)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is again seeking authorization from Ohio to dump some Cuyahoga River sediments directly into Lake Erie.

Area around proposed hog farm susceptible to runoff, report finds
Wisconsin Public Radio (11/16)
A report on groundwater and wells near a proposed site for a large hog farm in Bayfield County, Wis., shows that the area's soil composition makes it more susceptible to runoff pollution.

EDITORIAL: Bring down the Gorge Dam
Akron Beacon Journal (9/30)
After years of discussion, there is welcome news about removing the Gorge Dam, a project crucial to restoring a healthy flow in the Cuyahoga River, in Ohio.

Massive cleanup plan emerging for U.S. Steel site in Duluth
Duluth News Tribune (8/29)
After years of neglect, the site of the long-closed U.S. Steel Duluth Works along the St. Louis River in western Duluth, Minn., may be be on the verge of revitalization.

Petition sought to place former McLouth Steel site on EPA's National Priorities List
The News-Herald (1/6)
Officials plan to petition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to have the McLouth Steel site on the Trenton Channel of the Detroit River added to the National Priorities List.

Schumer pushes for action on contaminated Tonawanda landfill
The Buffalo News (1/5)
Residents of a City of Tonawanda, N.Y. neighborhood are still dealing with the Manhattan Projectís legacy of radioactive waste and Sen. called on federal officials to expedite a long-anticipated plan for cleaning up contaminated soil.

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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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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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