MERI: Sediment Chemistry Data Portal

User’s Guide
Welcome to the Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute (MERI) Sediment Chemistry Data Portal. This site provides a quick and easy way to view sediment and soil data from studies conducted both by the MERI Laboratory and by other organizations for sites within the Meadowlands region. Click on the links to search by study, chemical name, or for a specific chemical in a study. You will be able to view a list of chemical data, including information on the study names, concentration of each compound at each site, site location and map, sampling depth, sampling date, and test criteria.
Only compounds with detected concentrations or compounds listed in the original study as their detection limits (followed by a qualifier such as U) appear in this data portal. Compounds not detected in the soil or listed as ND are not included in search results. To view a full list of data including these compounds or to obtain further details, please consult the original study. Studies can be found on the MERI website, in the MERI library, or on the library database.

The information contained within this resource is released on the condition that neither NJMC nor MERI may be held liable for any damages resulting from its use. The information is provided "as is" and NJMC and MERI disclaim any and all warranties, whether express or implied. In no event will NJMC or MERI be liable to you or any third party for any damages resulting from use or misuse of this information.

Data Ingestion Explained
The link to the powerpoint presentation below is a guide to ingesting data into the sediment chemistry portal.

  • Sediment Chemistry Data Ingestion Powerpoint Presentation (Download)

  • Metals Concentration Summary Table

    This table summarizes historical sediment metal concentration measurements. Individual contaminant and site results can be viewed through MERI's Sediment Chemistry Data Portal ( ). For the purposes of these calculations values below the detection limit of the equipment noted with the letter "U" were omitted. Residential Direct Contact Soil Cleanup Criteria (RDCSCC) and Non-Residential Direct Contact Soil Cleanup Criteria (NRDCSCC) values were taken from NJDEP's Cleanup Standards for Contaminated Sites, N.J.A.C. 7:26D.