In-Place Capping of Contaminated Sediments: A Technology Overview

Polluted lake or marine sediments have been identified in at least 19 of Sweden's 21 counties. In many cases, the pollution levels are so high that clean-up measures are needed to reduce the risks posed by the pollutants. One clean-up measure (or technology) is to cover, or cap, the contaminated sediments in place with clean materials.

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Swedish Geotechnical Institute (SGI) is an expert agency that works for a safe, efficient and sustainable construction and sustainable use of land and natural resources. Our tasks include the prevention of landslides and coastal erosion. We are also working to develop new methods for remediating contaminated sites.