Analysis of Sediments in the Iron Gate Reservoirs and Impact Assessment of Heavy Metals
In the frame of the UNEP-Habitat-Balkan Task Force/ICPDR Expert Mission to Yugoslavia in August 1999, a first sampling of sediments in the Iron Gate was carried out to analyze heavy metals and other toxic substances as a consequence of NATO air strikes on industrial and other targets in the Danube River Basin. The present project component should extend the first analysis and provide a complete coverage of the quality analysis of the sediments of the Iron Gate including toxic substances (heavy metals) and phosphorus. Based on the results of the analysis, adequate measures should be developed to undertake precautionary measures to prevent future deterioration of water quality in the Danube and negatives effects on the Black Sea ecosystems.
This project will be an assessment of existing data and information and will be an important step in identifying any gaps in the available information leading to the need for future investment (e.g. international donors) programmes for remediation.