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  1. Management of contaminated sediment, an overview.

    Article - En anglais

    Over the last decades large amounts of heavy metals and hydrophobic organic chemicals like PCBs, PAHs and dioxins have accumulated in sediments.

    These pollutants may cause certain risks to benthic communities and functioning of aquatic ecosystems, to human health, to groundwater quality and to surface water quality.

    If contaminated sediment should be removed for environmental, nautical or hydrological reasons, the question arises how to handle the sediment.

    Treatment, disposal and reuse, and combinations of these options, are considered.

    It is argued that there is a need for an integrated management strategy for contaminated sediment on European, national and local levels.

    Such a strategy should include monitoring, assessment, establishment of quality criteria, prevention and remediation.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Article synthèse, Sédiment, Métal lourd, Produit chimique organique, Ecosystème, Impact environnement, Risque santé, Pollution eau souterraine, Qualité eau, Eau surface, Décontamination, Monitorage, Pollution sol

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Contaminated sediment management, Benthic communities, Aquatic ecosystems, Reviews, Sediments, Heavy metals, Organic chemicals, Ecosystems, Environmental impact, Health risks, Groundwater pollution, Water quality, Surface waters, Decontamination, Monitoring, Soil pollution

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0547834

    Code Inist : 002A14D. Création : 01/03/1996.