A NEW CONCEPT FOR DREDGED MATERIAL DISPOSAL

Acquisition of suitable land for confined disposal of dredged material is becoming increasingly difficult. This problem could be minimized if the useful life of disposal areas could be extended, allowing reuse over longer periods. The concept of disposal site reuse involves the reduction in volume and/or actual removal of dredged material from the disposal area for use elsewhere thereby allowing additional placement of dredged material at the site. Among the advantages to be realized through site reuse are: (1) A Permanent reusable site would be provided for the maintenance dredging at a centralized location; (2) Operation of reusable sites would be environmentally compatible because facilities could be properly planned and engineered, greater control is possible, and site operation is better supervised; (3) Valuable resources could be reclaimed from the dredging operation and donated or sold for productive use; and (4) Expense and public objection to new disposal areas would be greatly reduced. For site reuse to be successful, the material must be in a usable condition, potential uses must be identified, and site management must be tailored to meet requirements for continued reuse. Research completed to data has identified methods of separating, drying, and rehandling dredged material, legal and policy constraints regarding marketing and disposition of the material, and potential use of dredged material for landfill and construction purposes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report Dredged Material Research Program Presented at the Dredging Seminar (8th), 7 Nov. 75, Houston, Texas.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  United States  39180-6199
  • Authors:
    • Palermo, M R
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136245
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WES-MP-D-76-15 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM