Small Scale Study: Guidance on the beneficial use of dredging material

Dr Joseph Harrington & Gary Smith

Summary: This report provides guidance on the beneficial use of dredge material in Ireland. It provides information on dredge material characterisation, best international practice in dredge material management, a summary of current practice in Ireland and guidance on the relevant governing legislation.

Published: 2013

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Pages: 96

Filesize: 3,454KB

Format: pdf

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Dredging is essential to maintaining navigable access to Ireland’s main ports and harbours. Sustainable management of both the coarse and fine grained fraction of the generated dredge material is required. Disposal at sea has been, to date, the most common dredge material management approach practiced in Ireland, although a range of different beneficial uses have been implemented, particularly for coarse grained dredge material.

This report provides guidance on the beneficial use of dredge material in Ireland. It provides information on dredge material characterisation, best international practice in dredge material management, a summary of current practice in Ireland and guidance on the relevant governing legislation.