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2002, Hydrosearch Associates Ltd, Gunfleet Sands Offshore Wind Farm, Contaminants in Marine Sediments

2002, Hydrosearch Associates Ltd, Gunfleet Sands Offshore Wind Farm, Contaminants in Marine Sediments

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This project forms part of the Environmental Impact Assessment for the Gunfleet Sands Offshore Wind Farm. It examines the concentrations of selected contaminants in estuarine and marine sediments in the vicinity of the wind farm. These data are important as they give a good indication whether there are likely to be any issues relating to the dispersion of contaminants from sediments during activities such as piling for the monopile structures and trenching for the cables. This data set forms a useful baseline against which to monitor any changes during construction and operation of the wind farm. It is recommended that future data should also include aluminium and LOI analyses, and that new data are plotted with this existing data to show if there are trends towards elevated (or reduced) concentrations of contaminants. Figure 1 (which is missing from this report) can be found as a separate report within this 'Contaminants in marine sediments at the site of Gunfleet Sands Offshore Wind Farm' project. Any missing data from this report is held within the Titan Environmental Surveys Ltd benthis report of the Gunfleet Sands site (2002) which can be found at http://data.offshorewind.co.uk/catalogue/result.php?id=1535

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Figure 1: Grab and Trawl Locations