Home
like us on Facebookfollow us on Twitter
News Calendar Great Links Site of the Month E-mail Lists Information Center About GLIN Search
The Great Lakes Environment Economy Education Maps and GIS Tourism
Tourism Maps and GIS Education Economy Environment Great Lakes
About the photos (©Mahan, except for satellite photo)

Environment Topics

Air and Land
Air Quality
Coastal Management
Ecosystem Management
Habitat
Islands
Land Use
Sustainable Development
Wetlands

Water
BeachCast
Conservation
Levels and Hydrology
Quality
Quantity and Use
Rivers and Lakes
Watersheds

Flora and Fauna
Biodiversity
Endangered Species
Forests
Invasive Species
Invasive Mapping
People
Plants
Wildlife

Pollution
Air Toxics
Areas of Concern
Human Health
Pollution Prevention
Soil Erosion
Toxic Contamination

References
Agencies & Organizations
Environmental Justice
Laws and Policy
Sanctuaries and Reserves
Research
Weather and Climate

Legislative Tracking
Great Lakes Priorities
Legislative News

Lake Conditions

Lake Erie
Lake Huron
Lake Michigan
Lake Ontario
Lake Superior
Also: Lake St. Clair
  Contaminated Sediments
in the Great Lakes Region

What's New | General Resources | Publications | Related Resources

 
What's New
Spat over Lake Erie sediment dumping far from being settled
Watertown Daily Times (1/12)
A long-running battle over dumping sediment dredged from harbors into Lake Erie still doesn’t seem settled even after Congress weighed in on the debate.

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.

Search GLIN for more news items about    

Back to Top


 
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.

Back to Top


 
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.

Back to Top


 
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

Back to Top


 

 
News | Calendar | Great Links | SOTM | E-Lists | Info Center | About GLIN
The Great Lakes | Environment | Economy | Education | Maps and GIS | Tourism

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Great Lakes Information Network
Updated: February 14, 2016
Selected Photos: Copyright ©John and Ann Mahan
Contact Us | Search | Site Index
© 1993-2015