Design of Monroe Harbor, MI Confined Disposal Facility

by Philip B. McCallister, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering Div, Detroit, MI, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal

Abstract: Confined disposal of polluted maintenance dredgings in the Great Lakes was authorized due to the 'closed system' nature of the receiving waters. Each harbor judged to be polluted would receive a confined disposal facility of sufficient capacity to accept ten years of dredgings. Monroe Harbor, MI backlogged and future dredgings are estimated at 4. 2 million cubic yards of polluted sediments containing, among other contaminants, significant levels of PCBs. Sterling State Park, on Lake Erie was the selected site for a number of reasons, resulting in unusual and difficult design and construction considerations, but also providing unusual opportunities to realize beneficial use of the dredged materials.

Subject Headings: Building design | Harbor facilities | Water pollution | Dredging | Lakes | Ports and harbors | PCB | Construction sites | Construction materials | Michigan | North America | United States | Great Lakes | Lake Erie

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