Contaminated Sediment Management

Woods Hole Group’s expertise in managing contaminated sediments in marine environments ensures that sediments will not present a complication to coastal and marine engineering projects, such as urban dredging and site remediation. Woods Hole Group performs a comprehensive risk assessment analysis that identifies the extent of contaminated sediments, the potential for physical, chemical, and biological mobility, and the associated human health risks based upon the degree of contamination. Contaminated sediments and local faunal tissue samples undergo rigorous laboratory analyses and the results are then used in conjunction with computer models to identify transport pathways, potential remediation alternatives, and proper disposal or confinement. Contaminated sediment risk assessment is a multidisciplinary task that draws upon the diverse expertise of the Woods Hole Group staff and their abilities.

  • Sediment/Tissue Chemistry & Quality Assurance
  • Contaminant Nature & Extent Delineations
  • Transport & Fate Modeling
  • Forensic Analysis & Fingerprinting
  • Remediation Alternatives Analyses

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