Environmental Monitoring of Nearshore Dredged Material Ocean Disposal Sites

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Handbook of Environment and Waste Management: Volume 2: Land and Groundwater Pollution Control


© 2014 by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. In Canada, annual monitoring programs are conducted at selected dredged material ocean disposal sites to meet Canada’s treaty obligations under the London Convention 1972 and its 1996 Protocol. Results of these monitoring activities are used to confirm the appropriateness of decisions allowing dredged material disposal at sea and to assess the disposal impacts. This chapter introduces and describes the methods and tools used by Environment Canada for monitoring of nearshore dredged material ocean disposal sites.