Sediment Investigation for Contamination Milwaukee River and Bruce Pond 2009


Environmental sediment investigation outside the scope of NR347 for initial site discovery of potential contaminated sediment sites.


If site data warrants, the site will be established on the contaminated sediment inventory and records will be established under the contaminated sediment site project.

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Previous sediment samples from Bruce Pond (03/13/08) showed that only the top 2 feet of sediment was influenced by past municipal sewage inputs. Additional core samples were collected on April 16th, 2009 to better define the distribution of heavy metal contaminants within the top 2 feet of sediment. Cores were collected from 3 sites (table 1) and partitioned into 0.5 feet segments. Segments from the 3 sites were composited prior to analysis.