Title

East Trinity remediation and rehabilitation after acid sulfate soil contamination, north Queensland

Document Type

Report

Publication details

Luke, H. (2016) East Trinity remediation and rehabilitation after acid sulfate contamination, north Queensland, project summary, Ecological Management & Restoration.

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Abstract

The East Trinity case study describes the remediation of a severely degraded coastal acid sulfate soil site adjacent to the Cairns township in Queensland, Australia (Fig 1). The project involved extensive collaborative research into geochemistry, soil properties, groundwater and tidal behaviour, terrain modelling and flood modelling by a range of institutions. An innovative strategy known as lime-assisted tidal exchange (LATE) was used to reverse the acidification of the wetland, leading to improved water quality and health of coastal and estuarine ecosystems.

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