Accession Number : ADA236435


Title :   Information Summary, Area of Concern: Grand Calumet River, Indiana


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB


Personal Author(s) : Simmers, J W ; Lee, C R ; Brandon, D L ; Tatem, H E ; Skogerboe, J G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a236435.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 202


Abstract : A 5-year study and demonstration project, Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediment (ARCS), emphasizes 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 resource 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. Among the hazardous materials detected from sampling of sediments are heavy metals, pesticides, various chemicals and industrial wastes. Industrial land use, runoff from watersheds, landfills, waste disposal practices and ground water flow contributed to pollutants found in bottom sediments of rivers and waterways channels.


Descriptors :   *REMOVAL , INDUSTRIES , ENVIRONMENTS , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , DEMONSTRATIONS , WATER , TOXICITY , GROUND WATER , QUALITY , NAVIGATION , PLANNING , SAMPLING , STANDARDS , POLLUTANTS , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , RIVERS , WATERSHEDS , WASTE DISPOSAL , CONTAMINATION , LAND USE , BOTTOM , SEDIMENTS , CHANNELS , WATERWAYS , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , CORRECTIONS , PESTICIDES , HEAVY METALS , SWIMMING , GREAT LAKES , WASTES(INDUSTRIAL) , INDIANA , EARTH FILLS , WATER FLOW


Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE