Banned PCBs still haunt Great Lakes Great Lakes Echo (4/27) PCB emissions may still threaten residents of Chicago and other Great Lakes communities, according to a recently published study that calls for legislation to control the largest sources of the longtime pollutant.
Randle Reef cleanup in Hamilton Harbour set to begin The Hamilton Spectactor (4/18) The steel is here. The barge with the first set of metal sheet piles used to form the outer wall of the Randle Reef engineered containment facility (ECF) arrived in Hamilton Harbour, in Ontario.
EPA orders dam removal cleanup work to begin MLive (4/18) U.S. EPA has issued a unilateral order which requires the removal of PCB-contaminated sediment and soil from a 1.5-mile stretch of the Kalamazoo River upstream of the Otsego Township Dam, in Michigan.
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.