SEDIMENT DECONTAMINATION WITH BENEFICIAL USE FOR THE PORT OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY.

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Effective operation of the multi-state Port ofNew York/New Jersey (Port), which contributes $20 billion to the regional economy and generates nearly 250,000 jobs, is dependent on yearly navigational dredging of several million m{sup 3} of sediment for channel maintenance and deepening. Further dredging is required for remediation of environmentally sensitive areas. However, more stringent ocean placement testing regulations in the Port region have necessitated a search for other means of handling the most contaminated dredged materials. Here, we describe a dredged material decontamination program for the Port aimed at the creation of sediment decontamination facilities that produce a beneficial use ... continued below

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STERN,E.A.; JONES,K.W.; DOUGLAS,W.S.; FENG,H.; CLESCERI,N.L. & LODGE,J.L. May 1, 2002.

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Effective operation of the multi-state Port ofNew York/New Jersey (Port), which contributes $20 billion to the regional economy and generates nearly 250,000 jobs, is dependent on yearly navigational dredging of several million m{sup 3} of sediment for channel maintenance and deepening. Further dredging is required for remediation of environmentally sensitive areas. However, more stringent ocean placement testing regulations in the Port region have necessitated a search for other means of handling the most contaminated dredged materials. Here, we describe a dredged material decontamination program for the Port aimed at the creation of sediment decontamination facilities that produce a beneficial use product to obviate the need for ocean placement. These facilities, to be a viable component of an overall dredged material management plan, must be environmentally balanced and economically feasible with the predictable ability to process large volumes of dredged materials with rapid turn-around. Our program recognizes that the responsible management of contaminated dredged materials is a complex problem that requires the effective application and coordination of a variety of cross-cutting skills to make decontamination facilities a reality. Participants do not come from a single agency, but are ad hoc teams of scientists, engineers, regulators, port authorities and operators, technology development firms, federal/state/local governments, business interests and community groups, among others, who are brought together by the need to solve the complex problem of managing dredged material in the Port region.

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  • Report No.: BNL--69253
  • Grant Number: AC02-98CH10886
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 798568
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc742740

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STERN,E.A.; JONES,K.W.; DOUGLAS,W.S.; FENG,H.; CLESCERI,N.L. & LODGE,J.L. SEDIMENT DECONTAMINATION WITH BENEFICIAL USE FOR THE PORT OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY., article, May 1, 2002; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc742740/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.