Land Renewal with Topsoil from Clyde Port Dredgings

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


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 | Comparative studies | Land reclamation | Recycling | Waste disposal | High-rise buildings | Scotland | United Kingdom | Europe

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