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Title: Information summary, area of concern : Grand Calumet River, Indiana
Authors: Simmers, John W.
Lee, Charles R.
Brandon, Dennis L.
Tatem, Henry E.
Skogerboe, John G.
Keywords: River sediments--Indiana--Grand Calumet River--Environmental aspects
Pollutants--Indiana--Grand Calumet River--Measurement
Environmental monitoring--Great Lakes Region (North America)
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.) ; no. Miscellaneous Paper EL-91-10
Abstract: The Water Quality Act of 1987, Section 118, authorizes the Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) to carry out a 5-year study and demonstration project, Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediment (ARCS), with emphasis on the removal of toxic pollutants from bottom sediments. Information from the ARCS program is to be used to guide the development of Remedial Action Plans (RAPs) for 42 identified Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOCs) as well as Lake-wide Management Plans. The AOCs are areas where serious impairment of beneficial uses of water or biota (drinking, swimming, fishing, navigation, etc.) is known to exist, or where environmental quality criteria are exceeded to the point that such impairment is likely. Priority consideration was given to the following AOCs: Saginaw Bay, Michigan; Sheboygan Harbor, Wisconsin; Grand Calumet River, Indiana; Ashtabula River, Ohio; and Buffalo River, New York. The Environmental Laboratory of the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) was asked to review existing data and information for each of the five priority AOCs. The approach used by WES was to bring together WES scientists who have been conducting research on the various aspects of contaminant mobility in the aquatic environment and develop a list of information required to evaluate the potential for contaminant mobility. A team of WES scientists then visited the RAP coordinator and associated staff for each AOC. Corps Districts responsible for the navigation projects in each AOC were also visited. This report summarizes the information obtained for the Grand Calumet River. It is arranged for information retrieval by subject in a quick and easy manner (GLNPO Subject-Reference Matrix). Data and information from numerous reports have been included as figures and tables; wherever possible, the reference sources are identified.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Gov't Doc #: Miscellaneous Paper EL-91-10
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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