Long - Term Management Strategy for Dredged Material Relocation or Disposal,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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The Corps of Engineers CE has taken a major step in developing a technically sound strategy for management of dredged material. This strategy is intended to be applicable to the wide range of materials that are dredged in Federal navigation projects and other waterways throughout the Nation. This paper presents an overview of the technical management strategy with emphasis on the steps required to develop appropriate alternatives for the placement, relocation, or disposal of dredged material. The guidance and appropriate testing and evaluation procedures incorporate the state of knowledge acquired by the CE and others worldwide in the dredging and long-term management of clean contaminated, and toxic sediments. The CE-is refining the technical management strategy and has performed selected field evaluations to demonstrate the appropriateness of the strategy. Interim results of the field verification studies are also discussed in this paper.
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