Research study on the effect of dispersion, settling, and resedimentation on migration of chemical constituents during open- water disposal of dredged materials.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station.
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An extensive study on the effects of dispersion, settling, and resedimentation on the migraton of chemical constituents during open-water disposal of dredged material shows that concerns regarding the release of any significant quantity of toxic materials into solution phase are unfounded. However, the study indicates that trace metals and chlorinated hydrocarbons associated with macromolecular organics and suspended particles released to the water column as a result of dredging may have some unkown effect.