MAINTENANCE DREDGING AND TOXIC SUBSTANCES

As more toxic substances are discovered in waterways, regulation of dredging operations will increase, with important economic implications. Many toxic substances will be of interest to those concerned with dredging, because these substances possess the common characteristic of low solubility in water. These substances will be found in high concentrations in the bottom sediments. Examples of dredging operations in the Hudson River, dealing with PCB contaminated sediments, are discussed. Detention time, chemical treatment, floating booms, and landfill disposal sites are discussed.

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 704-719

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM