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Contaminants in Norwegian fjord sediments: industrial history or future source?

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Norwegian fjords have been accumulating contaminants since early industrialisation. The key question for sediment management in Norway is whether the sedimentary contaminant record is an archive of industrial history or a future source of contaminants to the fjord environment. Innovative sediment management strategies are being developed in Norway to find solutions which are both cost-effective and sustainable.

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Breedveld, G.D., Skei, J. & Hauge, A. Contaminants in Norwegian fjord sediments: industrial history or future source?. J Soils Sediments 10, 151–154 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11368-009-0186-6

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Keywords

  • Sediment management
  • Diffuse sources
  • Quality criteria
  • Capping
  • Activated carbon
  • Stakeholder