The London Dumping Convention (LDC): Regulation of Dredged Material through Guidelines for Application of the Annexes to Dredged Material,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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The prevention of pollution of coastalmarine waters is a major concern of the 61 nations signatory to the LDC. The goal of the LDC by the member countries is to take all practical steps to prevent any pollution of the sea and marine life, damage to amenities, or interference with other legitimate uses of the sea Article I of the LDC. All waste materials dumped into the sea or proposed for sea dumping including dredged material, are regulated on a global basis by member nations through the LDC. The LDC construction is quite simple and straightforward. The Articles comprise the legal framework while the Annexes i.e., I - Prohibited Materials II - Materials Requiring Special Care, and III - Provisions for Developing Regulatory Criteria are the technical framework for implementation of the Articles. Technical Guidelines for interpreting the Annexes comprise the day-to-day working-level application of the LDC.
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