Overcoming Obstacles to Sediment Remediation in the Great Lakes Basin


The International Joint Commission (IJC) identified "Remediation and management of sediments contaminated with persistent toxic substances" as one of its 1995-1997 program priorities. Initially, the IJC requested the Water Quality Board (WQB), with assistance from the Science Advisory Board (SAB) and Council of Great Lakes Research Managers (CGLRM), make an assessment of government activities and programs, and identify available options and technologies for remediation, destruction, and storage of persistent toxic substances that are located in contaminated sediment.