SIGNIFICANT FRACTIONS OF RIVERS AND STREAMS HAVE BEEN SEVERELY POLLUTED BY HEAVY

Significant fractions of rivers and streams have been severely polluted by heavy metals and persistent organic compounds. Let’s assume that you are in charge of a program to restore polluted rivers and streams, and you are supposed to develop a research plan to assess current status sediment quality in Buffalo Bayou.
First, Your target pollutant is Mercury. Prepare a research plan relevant to the target pollutants you picked. Your research plan must include the following.
Abstract (250-300 words)
Background (minimum 600 words)
Overarching goals and specific objectives
Hypothesis
Rationales: justify why your approach is attractive, effective, and feasible (minimum 300 words)
Methods including Sample collection (e.g., sample type, sampling sites, sampling time, sample size), Sample analysis, QA/QC, and statistical analysis (minimum 400 words).
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