Cleaning the Nut Island Outfalls

by Jonathan A. French, Camp Dresser & McKee Inc, Boston, MA, USA,
Jack Hamm, Camp Dresser & McKee Inc, Boston, MA, USA,
Rex Murphey, Camp Dresser & McKee Inc, Boston, MA, USA,
Glenn Miller, Camp Dresser & McKee Inc, Boston, MA, USA,
Eugene J. Deutsch, Camp Dresser & McKee Inc, Boston, MA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Boston's Water Resource Development: Past, Present, and Future

Abstract: As an early component of a comprehensive program to reduce pollution in Boston Harbor, two 80-year-old cast-iron outfalls, each 60 inches in diameter and a mile long were cleaned in a pigging operation. Of particular concern were preserving the integrity of very old and possibly fragile pipe, and minimizing the environmental impact of the cleaning operation, with its discharge of scourings to the marine environment. The planning, monitoring, and execution of the project are described in detail.

Subject Headings: Water supply | Islands | Water pollution | Water quality | Pipe cleaning | Water pipelines | Cast iron | Boston | North America | Massachusetts | United States

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