Water quality studied on Texas Gulf Coast.

Date

1972

Authors

Hann, R.W., Jr.
Slowey, J.F.

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Abstract

Water quality problems, as related to the dredging industry, are examined. These problems may be classified into 2 major groups: primary or self-generated pollution, and secondary pollution. Primary pollution includes domestic wastes and other discharges from dredges and associated facilities, and the quality problems associated with dredging of natural materials. Secondary pollution incompasses pollution effects resulting from the industry's redepositing and resuspension of sediments containing pollutants discharged into waterways. The pollutants include pathogenic organisms, O2 demanding organics and inorganics, nutrients, heavy metals, pesticides, suspended solids, and petroleum and petroleum derivatives. The dredging industry should support activities designed to end primary generated pollution, recommend to clients practices which minimize dredging pollution, and conduct more research and planning.

Description

p. 30-34.

Keywords

water quality, water quality control, pollution, water pollution, marine pollution, wastes, dredging, dredge spoil

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