Accession Number:

ADP006837

Title:

Pilot Dredging Study, New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts, Superfund Project,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CORPS OF ENGINEERS WALTHAM MA NEW ENGLAND DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Testing of sediment from the northern portion of New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts, has revealed that most of the area is contaminated by polychlorinated. biphenyls PCBs. In August 1984, the US Environmental Protection Agency USEPA published a Feasibility Study of Remedial Action Alternatives for this area, which proposed five cleanup alternatives. Four of these dealt specifically with dredging the area to remove the contaminated sediments. In response to comments received, the USEPA asked the US Army Corps of Engineers USACE to perform additional studies to better evaluate the engineering feasibility of dredging as a cleanup alternative. This study is a joint effort of the US Army Engineer Division, New England, Waltham, Mass., and the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station WES, Vicksburg, Miss. This paper describes a proposed pilot study of dredging and dredged material disposal alternatives to support the engineering feasibility study.

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE