Management Strategy for Disposal of Dredged Material

by Norman R. Francingues, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Water Supply, & Waste Treatment Group, Vicksburg,
Michael R. Palermo, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Water Supply, & Waste Treatment Group, Vicksburg,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal

Abstract: The diversity of disposal alternatives and techniques for management of contaminated dredged material requires the development of an overall management strategy for disposal. The selection of an appropriate strategy is dependent on nature of the dredged material, nature and level of contamination, available dredging alternatives, project size, and site-specific conditions, all of which influence the potential for environmental impacts. Technical feasibility, economics, and other socioeconomic factors must also be considered in the decision-making process. The management strategy presented here mainly considers the nature and degree of contamination, potential environmental impacts, and related technical factors. The strategy is based on findings of research conducted by the Corps of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency, and others over the past 10 years and experience in actively managing dredged material disposal.

Subject Headings: Dredged materials | Pollution | Environmental issues | Economic factors | Dredging | Project management | Waste management | Feasibility studies

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