Engineer Research and Development Center

Center for Contaminated Sediments

US Army Corps of Engineers

CCS Fact Sheets

Great Lakes Legacy Act (GLLA)

The Great Lakes Legacy Act provides federal funding to accelerate contaminated sediment remediation in Areas of Concern (AOC). See USEPA’s website to learn more (click here – external website). Also see the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to learn more (click here – external website).

GLLA Sediment Remediation Research Fact Sheets

These fact sheets are part of a series on the collaborative research efforts of USEPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) and Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO), the USACE Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), the University of Texas, Purdue University, and Tetra Tech EMI. This research supports the Great Lakes Legacy Act (GLLA) and its mission of cleaning up the most polluted areas in the Great Lakes.

August 2014 - Evaluation of Sorbents (Organoclay and Activated Carbon) as Active Cap Materials to Remediate Contaminated Sediment Sites (PDF)

This factsheet provides a brief summary of the evaluation of active capping technology that has the potential to reduce the exposure of humans and wildlife to contaminants of concern (COC) associated with contaminated sediment areas.

August 2014 - The Importance of Correctly Analyzing Sediment Pore Water for Contaminants in Sediment Sites (PDF)

GLLA Remediation Research on In Situ Treatment

These fact sheet are part of a series produced by the Great Lakes Legacy Act (GLLA) research effort between the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (EPA ORD) and the USACE Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). Great Lakes contaminated sediment sites contain elevated concentrations of contaminants of concern (COCs), such as metals and hydrophobic organic compounds. In situ management of the contaminants via containment or sediment treatment holds significant advantages over removal and ex situ treatment and disposal.

August 2014 – Deer Lake (PDF)

This report provides a brief summary of the potential for in situ remedial actions for Deer Lake.

August 2014 – East Branch Grand Calumet River (PDF)

This report provides a brief summary of remedial actions suggested for the East Branch Grand Calumet River.

August 2014 – Manistique River and Harbor (PDF)

This report provides a brief summary of remedial actions suggested for the Manistique Harbor/River Site.

August 2014 – Ottawa River (PDF)

This report provides a brief summary of remedial actions suggested for Ottawa River.

August 2014 – Torch Lake (PDF)

This report provides a brief summary of the potential for in situ remedial actions for Torch Lake.