Accession Number:

ADA207045

Title:

New Bedford Harbor Superfund Project, Acushnet River Estuary Engineering Feasibility Study of Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal Alternatives. Report 3. Characterization and Elutriate Testing of Acushnet River Estuary Sediment

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Aug 1985-Mar 1988

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

Several of the alternatives being considered for the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Project involve dredging of contaminated sediment from the Acushnet River Estuary and placement of the contaminated dredged material in confined disposal areas. Evaluation of these alternatives requires testing sediment from the site to determine chemical and physical characteristics, settling properties, contaminant releases for various migration pathways, and treatment requirements for disposal area effluent. The purpose of this report is to describe the estuary composite sediment sample and the hot spot sediment sample tested at the US Arym Engineer Waterways Experiment Station as part of the US Army Corps of Engineers Acushnet River Estuary Engineering Feasibility Study of Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal Alternatives. Bulk sediment chemistry, physical characteristics, and elutriate testing for the sediments are included. Contaminant, Dredged material, Dredging, Elutriate, Metals, New bedford harbor, PCB, Sediment, Superfund.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE