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Main Title In-Place Pollutants in Trail Creek and Michigan City Harbor, Indiana.
CORP Author JBF Scientific Corp., Wilmington, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water Planning and Standards.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-68-01-4336; EPA/440/5-78/012;
Stock Number PB-296 812
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Sediments ; Dredging ; Toxicity ; Earth fills ; Forecasting ; Trail Creek ; Michigan City Harbor ; Fishes ; Bioassay ; Waste disposal ; Field tests ; Sampling ; Pesticides ; Assessments ; Laboratory equipment ; Chemical properties ; Physical properties ; Chemical analysis ; Water analysis ; Indiana ; Water quality ; Sediment - water interfaces ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Heavy metals
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NTIS  PB-296 812 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 97p
The sediments of much of Trail Creek and Michigan City Harbor are toxic to several species of desirable aquatic organisms and conducive to extreme dominance by a few species that are known to tolerate grossly polluted benthic environments. Although the overlying waters also show some signs of pollution, salmonid migrations do pass through the area. This indicates that severely toxic discharges have been abated and are now evidenced by the in-place pollutants that were deposited in past years. It appears that removal of these deposits would be a fruitful and worthwhile operation. However, before such action is taken, the importance of a large landfill as a potential source of future pollutants should be assessed. If the landfill is shown to be unimportant, dredging with disposal in a land-based, confined disposal area is recommended. The cost of such a program could exceed $4 million, but cost sharing with the Corps of Engineers in their navigation maintenance program in the Creek and Harbor would significantly reduce the section 115 funds required.