New research project investigates pollution along Sweden's Baltic coast


Last year Formas announced 21 million SEK in funding for research to improve remediaton of pulluted areas with the aim of achieving one of the Swedish Parliament's environmental quality objectives, A Non-Toxic Environment.

The research project TREASURE at Uppsala University has been granted 7 million SEK to develop new methods to assess the risk of dispersal of a wide range of hazardous substances from so-called fibre banks that exist in shallow coastal zones along the Swedish Baltic coast, and provide science-based recommendations for remediation purposes.

TREASURE stands for Targeting Emerging Contaminated Sediments Along The uplifting Northern Baltic Coast Of Sweden For Remediation and is led by Prof. Ian Snowball at the Department of Earth Sciences. The project will be carried out in collaboration with government agencies (SGU and SGI), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Stockholm University och Lunds University.

Nyhamns sulfitmassafabrik år 1929Source: Oskar Bladh, Krigsarkivet F nr. 696

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