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Excavation and removal of the PCB-contaminated sediment and bank soil in Turkey Creek

With an investment of up to $6  ,   , the government of Canada is   taking real action to clean up a severely contaminated site within   the Great Lakes, the Detroit River. Through this commitment, the   Government of Canada is addressing the principal sediment challenge   facing the Detroit River Area of Concern, the remediation of   contaminated sediment in Turkey Creek, which is a tributary of the   Detroit River.    Funding from the Government of Canada will assist with costs   associated with excavation and removal of the PCB-contaminated   sediment and bank soil. The project is expected to begin in the fall   of 2  8, and completed by 2  9.    Areas of Concern are severely degraded geographic areas within the   Great Lakes Basin. Restoring environmental quality is a priority due   to their impact on local and basin-wide ecosystem health. In August   2  7, the governments of Canada and Ontario announced the 2  7   Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem.   The Agreement focuses on cleaning up the remaining 15 Canadian Areas   of Concern in the Great Lakes. The Detroit River Area of Concern   clean up is part of the Government of Canada's Action Plan for Clean   Water and its goal of ensuring that all Canadians have access to   clean, safe and healthy water.    (Turkey Creek); (Detroit River); (PCB); (PCB's); (organochlorides);   (flame retardants); (hazardous air pollutants); (persistent organic   pollutants); (toxic organics); (soil contamination); (synthetic   materials); (toxic organic); (polychlorinated biphenyl);   (polychlorinated biphenyls); (AOC); (area of concern); (chemicals of   concern); (chemical of concern)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Biochemical
Ecosystem
Physical/Chemical
Population
Impact of Pollutants
Toxic Organics
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Detroit River
State Province
Ontario
Annex Numbers
Contaminated Sediment
Persistent Toxic Substances
Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
Research & Development
Specific Objectives for toxic substances and effluents
Annex 17
Relationship of contaminated sediments on ecosystem health
General
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Contaminated Sediment
    Persistent Toxic Substances
    Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
    Research & Development
    Specific Objectives for toxic substances and effluents
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Relationship of contaminated sediments on ecosystem health

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