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Historically polluted sediments in the Maas catchment
Publication type | rapport Deltares
In this memo the downstream ecological risks of the upstream erosion of historically polluted Meuse riverbanks are discussed. Model simulations with the EXPOBASIN model for a hypothetic but realistic flood event demonstrate that fluoranthene concentrations easily exceed WFD MAC-EQS. Sediment dwelling crustaceans are likely to suffer acute toxicity effects at the downstream areas where the remobilized sediments settle again.