Contaminated Sediment in Water

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