Accession Number : ADP006828

Title :   Strategies and Techniques for Handling Contaminated Sediments in the Marine Environment,

Corporate Author : KEARNEY (A T) INC ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Kamlet, K. S. ; Rao, L. ; Mooney, C.

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Bottom Sediment contamination in the marine environment has its origins in point and nonpoint source Pollution, direct dumping, onshore hazardous waste disposal, and in-water and onshore spills. It is significant because of its potential to adversely affect aquatic resources, contaminate the human food chain, degrade water quality, constrain navigational dredging, and complicate hazardous waste site remedial action.. The US Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) Superfund National Priorities last and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Coastal Hazardous Waste Site Review were examined to identify coastal Superfund sites in which bottom sediment contamination appeared to be a significant factor. Of the latter sites, information was reviewed for those that had progressed to at least the Feasibility Study stage and, consequently, had recommended remedial actions.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *SEDIMENTS, *WASTE DISPOSAL, ATMOSPHERICS, BOTTOM, CONTAMINATION, DREDGING, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, FOOD CHAINS, POLLUTION, RESOURCES, WATER QUALITY, SPILLING, AQUATIC ORGANISMS.

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE