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

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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.
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Murky indeed are the approximately 14-28 million annual cubic yards of the contaminated marine sediments (e.g. dioxin, PCBs, and polyaromatic hydrocarbons) in dredged US waterways impacting the economy and ecology. Recommended remediation strategies for pertinent government agencies and contractors center on interim and long-term control technologies, and improved site-specific decision- making. Appendices contain biographical sketches of the committee members, regulatory framework information, case histories of representative projects, and applications of cost-benefit and decision analyses for management of problematic sediments. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780309054935
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.15 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Table of Contents

Executive Summary 1
1 The Challenge 15
2 Making Better Decisions: A Conceptual Management Approach 30
3 Forces Influencing Decision Making 44
4 Site-Specific Considerations 62
5 Interim and Long-Term Technologies and Controls 80
6 Conclusions and Recommendations 154
App. A Biographical Sketches of Committee Members 175
App. B Regulatory Framework for the Management and Remediation of Contaminated Marine Sediments 181
App. C Case Histories of Representative Remediation Projects 225
App. D Using Cost-Benefit Analysis in the Management of Contaminated Sediments 239
App. E Using Decision Analysis in the Management of Contaminated Sediments 257
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