Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York has begun a study to examine chemical contamination of sediments flooded by or transported by Superstorm Sandy. The project is using a citizen science model, asking citizens who are out in the field doing recovery efforts to send soil and sediment samples from areas of flooding in New York, particularly in or near residences directly to Marist. The collected samples will be analyzed for a variety of organic and inorganic contaminants including heavy metals, organic compounds from gasoline and other fuels, pesticides and other industrial effluents.
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