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Title: Final Environmental Impact Statement, Port Everglades Harbor Navigation Study, Broward County, Florida : EIS Sub-Appendix J, Phase I Assessment
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Keywords: Dredging
Inland navigation
Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Abstract: A preliminary site assessment was conducted of the site of the proposed Port Everglades expansion and deepening. As the areas considered for project deepening no longer include any upland disposal sites located adjacent to, or nearby the Port Everglades, the task was simplified. The hazardous and toxic waste evaluation revealed that the deepening event is in the vicinity of industrial facilities, ad hoc warehouse or storage areas, and petroleum storage facilities , but none of these areas are to be directly impacted. The report also provides documentation of numerous small spills which are not unusual for a busy port area. Likely through dilutions, actual cleanup remedial actions, and tidal currents pushing out the entrance all the residual effects have been weathered and eliminated. The material proposed for dredging will be evaluated for the suitability for ocean disposal in the Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site and that will be the final test of the contamination of the material. The testing may include sediment chemistry as well as bioassays.. It is very unlikely that any significant contamination lingers. This report updates previous versions which included upland disposals areas which are no longer considered for economic reasons and/or because they were in fact contaminated.
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