Accession Number : ADP002404

Title :   James River, Virginia: Dredging Demonstration in Contaminated Material (Kepone) Dustpan versus Cutterhead,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT NORFOLK VA

Personal Author(s) : Vann,R. G.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The James River, Virginia, is a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay polluted with the toxic pesticide Kepone. The Norfolk District, Corps of Engineers, will conduct a dredging demonstration project as part of the maintenance of the James River Channel. The goals of the demonstration are to achieve containment of a layer of polluted sediment; to minimize resuspension of pollution at the dredge head; and to remove the sediment at in situ density. In order to achieve these goals, a dustpan suction head will be specially adapted and fitted on a typical hydraulic pipeline dredge. The dredge will be operated in the dustpan mode using a dredging method designed to obtain precise positioning of the suction head within the specified layer of polluted sediment.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *RIVERS, *CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION, *DREDGED MATERIALS, WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT, SEDIMENTS, CONTAINMENT(GENERAL), DREDGING, WASTE DISPOSAL, PESTICIDES, VIRGINIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE