Accession Number : ADP004739

Title :   Capping of Dredged Material Disposal Management for New York Harbor,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Mansky,J. M.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Monitoring studies consisted of: a comparison of the physical and chemical characteristics of the sediment dredged from each project, an evaluation of the short- and long-term stability of the cap, and an investigation to quantify contaminant release through the cap using biological monitors. Study results indicate that capping of contaminated sediments is a feasible mitigation measure. In addition, information is presented on a proposed study to investigate the use of depressions in the bottom of the harbor formed by sand mining for the disposal of dredged material with subsequent capping.

Descriptors :   *DREDGED MATERIALS, *WASTE DISPOSAL, WASTE MANAGEMENT, MONITORING, CONTAMINANTS, CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS, STABILITY, COVERINGS, SEALED SYSTEMS, CORE SAMPLING, SEDIMENTS, HARBORS, NEW YORK

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE