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The Interreg IVB North Sea Region Programme

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Land treatment of dredged material (METHA)

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A monitoring of the effectiveness of the measure is not carried out. The concentration of pollutants in different samples of the final ‘products’, is measured continuously. In principle a ‘kind’ of monitoring concerning the suitability of the measure is conduced in every situation when material of the METHA plant is used. For example: In 1995 an international study on the use of contaminated Elbe sediments confirmed the concept of dredged sediment treatment and disposal as the ‘right solution’.
Perennial experiments conducted by a commercial company proved the suitability of mud as a substitution of clay in the production process of bricks. Currently a research project investigates the potential use of METHA plant material in dyke construction. Additionally the use of the material from the METHA plant was tested for filling of harbor basins which are not used anymore.

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