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Information Summary, Area of Concern: Saginaw River and Saginaw Bay.
Final rept. Aug-Dec 1988,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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A 5-year study and demonstration project, Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments ARCS was authorized, 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 AOC 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. Research was conducted on the various aspects of contaminant mobility in the aquatic environment. A list of information was developed to evaluate the potential for contaminant mobility. This report summarizes the information obtained for the Saginaw River and Saginaw Bay AOC in Michigan. Data tables include information on discharge, volume and migration of contaminants, sediment transport, oil spills, hazardous materials, superfund sites, bioassay data and biological data i.e. fish, wildlife habitats, plankton, fish and endangered species.
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