Sediment remediation can include no action

P.M. Chapman

Abstract


This short Commentary briefly reviews contaminated sediment risks, the 4 factors that determine appropriate remedial alternatives, and situations where the no action (other than monitoring) alternative may be appropriate. References and an example involving mercury-contaminated sediments is provided. Remediation alternatives other than no action should not cause more environmental harm than they prevent.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5132/eec.2018.02.01

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