ASSESSMENT OF THE DREDGING AND DISPOSAL PROBLEM IN THE UNITED STATES

Although reliable information on the actual unit costs of dredged material disposal is scarce, it may range from as low as 20 cents per cubic meter to as high as 10 or 15 dollars. Such a variation is caused primarily by the significant changes in disposal practices during the past four years as a result of environmental constraints imposed by enacted legislation. Due to an increasing concern over the pollution potential of dredged bottom sediments, these materials are frequently deposited in diked containment areas to prevent the pollutants from returning to the open water. This paper presents a summary and assessment of available information on current dredging and disposal techniques, environmental and legal constraints pertaining to disposal operations, economic aspects of various disposal methods, and potential utilization of disposal sites.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper H-3 from BHRA Fluid Engineering Symposium, University of Kent, Canterbury, England.
  • Corporate Authors:

    British Hydromechanics Research Association

    Cranfield MK43 0AJ, Bedfordshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Krizek, R J
    • Giger, M W
    • Salem, A M
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128443
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Hydrodynamics Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1975 12:00AM