Accession Number : ADA203526


Title :   New Bedford Harbor Superfund Project Acushnet River Estuary Engineering Feasibility Study of Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal Alternatives. Report 10. Evaluation of Dredging and Dredging Control Technologies


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Aug 1985-Mar 1988


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB


Personal Author(s) : Palermo, Michael R ; Pankow, Virginia R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a203526.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : This report presents the results of an evaluation of dredging equipment and techniques for removal of highly contaminated sediments from the upper estuary of the Acushnet River, a portion of the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Project. Site conditions as related to dredge selection and operation, factors considered in selection of equipment, various dredge types considered for use, and operational procedures and controls for sediment resuspension during dredging are described. Each of the dredge types is ranked according to the following criteria: compatibility for full-scale cleanup, availability, safety, potential for sediment resuspension, maneuverability, cleanup precision, cost and production flexibility, required water depth for operation, ability to access the site, and compatibility with disposal options.


Descriptors :   *CONTAMINATION , *ESTUARIES , *SEDIMENTS , *DREDGING , COSTS , ACCESS , WASTE DISPOSAL , CLEANING , SELECTION , DREDGED MATERIALS , HARBORS , MASSACHUSETTS , DEPTH , SITES , PRODUCTION , CONTROL , MANEUVERABILITY


Subject Categories : Civil Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE