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Title: Dredging in sediments containing munitions and explosives of concern (MEC)
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Baltimore District.
United States. Army Engineering and Support Center
Welp, Timothy L.
Follett, George C.
Crull, Michelle M.
Pollock, Cheryl E.
Keywords: Cutterhead dredge
Hopper dredge
Mechanical dredge
Military munitions
Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC)
Unexploded ordnance (UXO)
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CHL TR-08-12
Abstract: This document provides guidance to personnel (e.g., planners, cost estimators, specification writers, engineers, managers, and dredging contractors) involved in dredging projects with sediment containing Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC). The guidance is primarily in the form of compiled information gained from experiences on past dredging projects involving MEC and was compiled from a variety of sources. This report describes the different types of dredges and dredging projects that can encounter MEC, describes how these dredges’ operational methodologies can be impacted by MEC, and summarizes past project methodology modifications that have been used to deal with MEC. Technical aspects of past MEC/dredging projects are presented with regard to engineering controls to mitigate detonation hazards, underwater MEC detection and discrimination technologies, contracting, public awareness, safety requirements, and MEC separation techniques and (where available) subsequent impacts on production rates and costs.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CHL TR-08-12
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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