DEFINITION: Material that settles to the bottom of a liquid. Solid fragments of inorganic or organic material that come from the weathering of rock and are carried and deposited by wind, water, or ice.
FOUND IN THE NEWS: sediments, riverbanks and floodplains from Kalamazoo to Lake Michigan are contaminated with toxic waste from paper mills that once dotted the river from Kalamazoo to Otsego. ►The Detroit News -- 05/01/2017
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