Contaminated Sediment in Water
http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/cs/index.html

Environmental Protection Agency, Contaminated Sediment Team, Standards and Health Protection Division, Office of Science and Technology


This EPA site provides information about how sediments get contaminated, where the pollutants come from, how contaminated sediments become concentrated in lakes, rivers and oceans, their effects on plants and animals, and strategies used to treat and prevent contaminated sediments. Extensive links provide access to publications and additional information from other state and federal agencies. The site also features a glossary and a list of acronyms to help readers understand the material.

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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

Cutting Edge

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks:Clastics , Environmental Science:Policy:US National Policy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Sedimentary Geology, Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Public Policy
Environmental Policy: US National Policy
Sediments/Sedimentary Rocks: Clastics
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry, Biosphere, Earth surface:Sedimentary Geology, Human Dimensions/ResourcesKeywords: biomagnification, bioaccumulation