Risk Assessment and Sustainable Remediation of Contaminated Sediments

       Contaminated sediments can cause serious water quality problems. For example the Laurentian Great Lakes contain nearly 20% of the world’s surface freshwater. More that 30 million people live in the Great Lakes basin. Many contaminants in the Great Lakes, such as Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), are both persistent in the aquatic system and strongly associated with various sediments.  In this research theme, we assist to conduct risk assessment of the fate and transport of contaminated sediments. Furthermore our task is to provide sustainable remediation plan of contaminated sediments.