Land Renewal with Topsoil from Clyde Port Dredgings

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by George Fleming, Univ of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland,
John Riddell, Univ of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland,
Paul Smith, Univ of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution

Abstract: The paper examines the potential of using sediment dredged from the River Clyde estuary as a topsoil in land renewal. It presents results, to date (1986), of a study sponsored by the Scottish Development Agency and Clyde Port Authority into the physical characteristics of the Clyde sediments, their quantity and quality and a comparison to naturally occuring top soil. The economic implications of disposing of dredged material are also considered.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Dredging | Dredged materials | Waste disposal | Recycling | Land reclamation | Comparative studies | United Kingdom | Scotland | Europe

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