Land Application of Waste Materials from Dredging, Construction, and Demolition Processes.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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This paper presents the text of a manuscript to be published as a chapter in a monograph of the symposium entitled Land Application of Waste Materials, sponsored by the Soil Conservation Society of Ameria. The paper is divided into two sections waste materials generated by the dredging process and by the construction and demolition processes. Quantities and the general physical and chemical characteristics of the waste materials for each process are described. The potential use of these materials for land application for agricultural production is discussed as well as other potential uses such as land improvement, wildlife habitat development, recreational facilities, and industrial and residential landfill. The environmental impact of using these materials is described with emphasis on the legal restrictions as well as the social and psychological concerns to be considered. Certain dredged material will no doubt be beneficial to specific land application sites. However, all dredged material will not be suitable for land application. The dilemma to be reconciled is to determine which dredge material and application sites are environmentally compatible. Information is being generated through the Dredged Material Research Program, under the direction of the U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Miss. This information coupled with sound scientific management should achieve productive uses of dredged material that are technically satisfactory, environmentally compatible, and economically feasible. Author
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