Geoenvironmental behavior of lime amended dredged materials
Aydilek, Ahmet H
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Several hundred million cubic yards of sediment are dredged from various U.S. ports, harbors, and waterways annually to maintain and improve the nation’s navigation system for commercial, national defense, and recreational purposes. The United States Environmental Protection Agency mandated containment of dredged sediments in designated containment facilities. For several years, the Maryland Environmental Service is building and operating dredged material confinement facilities. Due to high operation and maintenance costs, Maryland Dredged Material Management Program aims to repurpose the material for various uses. The current study aims to explore the use of sediments dredged from Chesapeake Bay as a potential highway embankment material. Geotechnical analysis is coupled with environmental assessment in order to ensure satisfactory performance of the dredged materials as an embankment fill attributed with no potential environmental ramifications. It is essential to quantify performance and environmental impacts before initiating large scale construction using dredged materials and this study aims to explore these requirements.