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March 26, 2009 - Scheduled for June 30 to July 2, 2009, Fourth International Symposium on Contaminated Sediments offers forum for dissemination and debate of sustainable scientific and engineering advances in remediation and management of contaminated sediments found in major ports, harbors, and rivers. Topics will include case studies, ecotoxicology, sediment quality assessment tools, sediment transport, risk assessment and partition coefficients, and engineered remediation technologies and dredging.

Fourth International Symposium on Contaminated Sediments

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ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Dr., Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959

Press release date: March 24, 2009

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 24 March 2009-The Fourth International Symposium on Contaminated Sediments will be held June 30-July 2, 2009, at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. The symposium is sponsored by ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock and Trinity College, in cooperation with the Engineers Ireland, Canadian Civil Engineering Society (CSCE) and the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS).

The symposium is a forum for the dissemination and debate of sustainable scientific and engineering advances in remediation and the management of contaminated sediments found in major ports, harbours and rivers from around the world. Topics will include:

Case Studies (Oslo Harbour, Cardiff Bay, Hakata Bay Japan, Taranto Harbour Italy, Clyde Canal Glasgow, Lac Saint-Pierre Quebec, Venice Lagoon, Svartsjo, Tolka River Dublin);
Sediment quality assessment tools;
Sediment transport;
Risk assessment and partition coefficients;
Engineered remediation technologies and dredging; and
Stakeholder needs and expectations. For additional information, including online registration at the Trinity College Web page, visit For the ASTM International Web page, visit

General inquiries about the symposium should be sent to

Established in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions around the globe.

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