Author

Sean Paulsen

Publication Date

1-1-1992

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Perry, Eugene C., 1933-

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences

Abstract

The East Lagoon and Watson Creek on the campus of Northern Illinois University act as catch basins for a number of input sources in the vicinity of DeKalb, Illinois. With "environmentalism" being the catch phrase of the nineties, its is ever increasingly important to know the nature and extent of contamination of water bodies such as these, because of their impact, although indirect, on our society. The water in these areas contains only trace amounts of cadmium, chromium, and lead. However, the sediments contain sizable quantities of these three heavy metals, which in specific parts of the area are considered to be highly elevated. Therefore, there is reason to wonder what might be done to remedy this situation, if it is in fact deemed necessary to do so.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

44 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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