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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Preliminary Investigation of the Extent of Sediment Contamination in the Lower Grand River.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes National Program Office,
Year Published 1999
OCLC Number 972162306
Subjects River sediments. ; Grand River.--Michigan. ; Harbor Island.--Michigan. ; Grand Haven.--Michigan. ; Spring Lake.--Michigan. ; Environmental monitoring.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 905-R-99-010 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/27/2017
EJBD  EPA 905-R-99-010 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/07/2017
Collation [148] pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
"October 1999."
Contents Notes
A preliminary investigation of the nature and extent of sediment contamination in the lower Grand River was performed. Three areas in the lower Grand River exceeded sediment quality guidelines for heavy metals and selected organic chemicals. The locations and parameters of concern are listed below: Harbor Island (G20). Exceeds sediment PEL values for chromium, lead, nickel, and DDE in the top core section. Deeper core sections were extensively contaminated with heavy metals. Spring Lake (G6). Exceeds sediment PEL values for chromium, lead, cadmium, nickel, and DDE. Grand Haven (G12). Exceeds sediment PEL values for chromium and nickel. The sediments at this location exhibited a statistically significant level of toxicity to amphipods when compared to the control.