Accession Number : ADP006835

Title :   Recent Studies Concerning the Capping of Contaminated Dredged Material,

Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Morton, R. W.

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Disposal of contaminated sediments in the marine environment through capping with cleaner materials is a management option that has been used extensively during recent years, particularly in the New England region. Most of the capping projects have been restricted to quiescent, shallow-water (20 to 30 m) environments; however, as a result of monitoring programs associated with these projects, a body of knowledge concerning the creation of capped disposal mounds has been developed that can be used to predict the consequences of extending such procedures to deeper waters. The application of capping technology to deeper water is extremely important, because disposal site designation programs currently under way throughout the United States are predominantly aimed at water depths of 100 m or greater.

Descriptors :   *CAPPING, *DEEP WATER, *DREDGED MATERIALS, *WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT, DEPTH, DISPOSAL, SEDIMENTS, SITES, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, SHALLOW WATER, PREDICTIONS.

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE