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Information Summary, Area of Concern: Ashtabula River, Ohio
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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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 Sediments 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. This report summarizes the information obtained for the Ashtabula River AOC. GLNPO Subject-Reference Matrix. Data and information from numerous reports have been included as figures and tables wherever possible, the reference sources are identified.
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