Accession Number : ADP006837

Title :   Pilot Dredging Study, New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts, Superfund Project,

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV

Personal Author(s) : Andreliunas, V. L.

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Testing of sediment from the northern portion of New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts, has revealed that most of the area is contaminated by polychlorinated. biphenyls (PCBs). In August 1984, the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) published a Feasibility Study of Remedial Action Alternatives for this area, which proposed five cleanup alternatives. Four of these dealt specifically with dredging the area to remove the contaminated sediments. In response to comments received, the USEPA asked the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to perform additional studies to better evaluate the engineering feasibility of dredging as a cleanup alternative. This study is a joint effort of the US Army Engineer Division, New England, Waltham, Mass., and the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES), Vicksburg, Miss. This paper describes a proposed pilot study of dredging and dredged material disposal alternatives to support the engineering feasibility study.

Descriptors :   *DREDGING, *SEDIMENTS, *POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS, DISPOSAL, DIVISION, DREDGED MATERIALS, ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, HARBORS, MATERIALS, PILOT STUDIES, WATERWAYS, CLEANING, CIVIL ENGINEERING.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE