Accession Number : ADA292617

Title :   Environmental Effects of Dredging. Long-term Evaluation of Plants and Animals Colonizing Contaminated Estuarine Dredged Material Placed in a Wetland Environment.

Descriptive Note : Technical note.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Lee, Charles R. ; Brandon, Dennis L. ; Engler, Robert M.

PDF Url : ADA292617

Report Date : SEP 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This technical note summarizes data collected between 1983 and 1989 that relate to plant and animal communities colonizing the wetland creation site of the US Army Corps of Engineers/Environmental Protection Agency Field Verification Program (FVP). The management of contaminated dredged material and the mobility of contaminants from the dredged material into plants and animals are also described and related to the evaluation of test results by Lee and others (1991). This site will be evaluated through September 1995 under the Long-Term Effects of Dredging (LEDO) Program.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *CONTAMINATION, *WETLANDS, *DREDGED MATERIALS, TEST AND EVALUATION, MOBILITY, ENVIRONMENTS, COMMUNITIES, SITES, LONG RANGE(TIME), CONTAMINANTS, ANIMALS, ARMY, DREDGING.

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Civil Engineering
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE