Perry, Eugene C., 1933-
B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences
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.
Paulsen, Sean, "Chemical investigations of lagoon water and sediments" (1992). Honors Capstones. 283.
Northern Illinois University
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