Contaminated Sediments in Ports and Waterways: Clean-up Strategies and Technologies

Contaminated Sediments in Ports and Waterways: Clean-up Strategies and Technologies

by National Research Council, Natl Res Council
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309054931

ISBN-13: 9780309054935

Pub. Date: 03/28/1997

Publisher: National Academies Press

Contaminated Sediments in Ports and Waterways examines management and technology issues and provides guidance that will help officials make timely decisions and use technologies effectively. The book offers recommendations with a view toward improving decision making, developing cost-effective technologies, and promoting the successful completion of cleanup projects.

Overview

Contaminated Sediments in Ports and Waterways examines management and technology issues and provides guidance that will help officials make timely decisions and use technologies effectively. The book offers recommendations with a view toward improving decision making, developing cost-effective technologies, and promoting the successful completion of cleanup projects. It assesses the state of practice and research and development status of both short-term and longer-term remediation methods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309054935
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 9.27(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1(14)
1 THE CHALLENGE
15(15)
Driving Forces for Remediation
16(6)
Risk Management Process
22(1)
Unique Challenges Posed by Contaminated Sediments
23(5)
Summary
28(1)
References
29(1)
2 MAKING BETTER DECISIONS: A CONCEPTUAL MANAGEMENT APPROACH
30(14)
Conceptual View of the Management of Contaminated Sediments
30(4)
Trade-Offs in Risks, Costs, and Benefits
34(8)
Summary
42(1)
References
43(1)
3 FORCES INFLUENCING DECISION MAKING
44(18)
Regulatory Realities
46(6)
Stakeholder Interests
52(8)
Summary
60(1)
References
61(1)
4 SITE-SPECIFIC CONSIDERATIONS
62(18)
Sources of Contamination
62(2)
Contaminant Transport and Availability
64(3)
Site Assessment: Approach, Methods, and Procedures
67(10)
Summary
77(1)
References
77(3)
5 INTERIM AND LONG-TERM TECHNOLOGIES AND CONTROLS
80(74)
Introduction
80(4)
Interim Controls
84(7)
Technologies for In Situ Management
91(13)
Sediment Removal and Transport Technologies
104(12)
Technologies for EX Situ Management
116(21)
Evaluating the Performance of Technologies and Controls
137(4)
Research, Development, Testing, and Demonstration
141(1)
Comparative Analysis of Technology Categories
142(5)
References
147(7)
6 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
154(21)
Improving Decision Making
155(6)
Improving Remediation Technologies
161(7)
Improving Project Implementation
168(7)
APPENDICES 175
A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS 175(6)
B REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND REMEDIATION OF CONTAMINATED MARINE SEDIMENTS 181(44)
C CASE HISTORIES OF REPRESENTATIVE REMEDIATION PROJECTS 225(14)
D USING COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS 239(18)
E USING DECISION ANALYSIS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS 257

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