Riverís contaminated sediment targeted in EPA cleanup plan The News-Herald (1/28) A larger-than-expected crowd packed the Wyandotte Boat Club in Wyandotte, Mich., to hear a presentation from the Environmental Protection Agency and environmental activists concerning a plan to remove contaminated sediment in the upper Trenton Channel.
Scientists to go ahead with $600K algae study Sandusky Register (1/16) A new $600,000 study funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative will sample sediment at the bottom of Lake Erie to track various forms of phosphorus and nitrogen believed to feed harmful algal blooms.
Great Lakes protection gets new wave of support UpNorthLive (6/27) A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate could help boost funding programs to protect the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Ecological and Economic Protection Act would address invasive species, speed cleanup of contaminated sediments, protect Great Lakes habitat and improve water quality for the more than 40 million people who get their drinking water from the Great Lakes.
Weighing environmental, economic impacts of dredging Great Lakes Echo (4/25) Record low water levels spurred the Michigan government to spend over $20 million on dredging to enable recreational and commercial boating to continue. Some worry that the dredging may have other costs.
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.
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.