Development of Criteria for the Dredging and Disposal of Contaminated Dredged Material,
ROTTERDAM PUBLIC WORKS DEPT (NETHERLANDS)
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In the Port of Rotterdam and the adjacent estuarine area approximately 20 million cu m is dredged annually. The degree of contamination of the dredged material plays an important role in the choice of the method of work it is therefore necessary to establish criteria for the selection of the method of work. The boundary conditions for the establishment of criteria are a. Acceptability with regard to the environment. b. National law and international agreements. c. Technical and economic feasibility. d. Feasibility from the point of both management and enforcement. A classification of dredged material is being developed for the Rotterdam area. The present classification is based upon the mixing factor between contaminated fluvial silt and very lightly contaminated marine silt.
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
- Civil Engineering