Accession Number : ADA198773
Title : Evaluation of Proposed Dredged Material Disposal Alternatives for New York/New Jersey Harbor. Phase 1
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
Personal Author(s) : Poindexter, Marian E ; Gunnison, Douglas ; Macintyre, David F ; Goforth, Gary F
Report Date : Aug 1988
Pagination or Media Count : 169
Abstract : This report documents the field collection of contaminated sediments from the New York/New Jersey Harbor, laboratory testing of those sediments, and initial evaluation of the test results. The work reported in this document is the first phase of a comprehensive evaluation of disposal alternatives for contaminated dredged material from the New York/New Jersey Harbor. Based upon bioassay/bioaccumulation and base neutral priority pollutant data, field sampling sites were selected by consensus of the Steering Committee. Field sediment samples were collected from the New York/New Jersey Harbor with the assistance and direction of the US Army Engineer District, New York. Material was collected from the most highly contaminated shoals in the harbor. The samples were combined and homogenized to form a worst-case contaminated sediment sample. This sample was then subjected to laboratory testing. Keywords: Confined disposal, Contaminants, Dredged material, Effluent, Environmental engineering, Finite strain consolidation, Microbial pathogens, Sedimentation, Water quality.
Descriptors : *WATER QUALITY , *PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS , *DISPOSAL , *SEDIMENTS , *DREDGED MATERIALS , *CONTAMINATION , CONFINEMENT(GENERAL) , COLLECTION , NEW JERSEY , SEDIMENTATION , SAMPLING , SHALLOW WATER , FIELD TESTS , NEW YORK , ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING , TEST AND EVALUATION , LABORATORY TESTS
Subject Categories : Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE