Dredge Spoil

Dredge spoil is the material extracted from waterways in the course of maintenance and construction activities. Spoil is removed from locations where it is likely to cause problems, and consists of rock, sand and silt. As the lightest and most finely granulated of these materials, silt is able to bind and absorb more water, organic matter and contaminants. Depending on the purpose of the dredging operations, the spoil is handled in various ways:

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