SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1995

Removal of Contaminated Sediments: Equipment and Recent Field Studies


The problem of contaminated marine sediments has emerged as an environmental issue of national importance. Harbor areas in particular have been found to contain high levels of contaminants in bottom sediments due to wastes from municipal, industrial, and riverine sources. This paper briefly examines the extent and significance of marine sediment contamination in the United States, and reviews the state of the art of contaminated sediment cleanup and recent field studies or demonstrations.

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Herbich, JB
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 77–111
DOI: 10.1520/STP15993S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5316-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2028-0