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dc.contributor.authorFlaim, Bryna K.
dc.contributor.authorHealy, Terry R.
dc.contributor.authorWeir, Phillip
dc.identifier.citationFlaim, B.K., Healy, T.R. & Weir, P. (2010). Establishment of a dredged material disposal site in the exclusive economic zone: New Zealand. Coastal Management, 38(5), 474-500.en_NZ
dc.description.abstractDisposal options for muddy dredged material, especially if lightly contaminated, is an issue facing many countries, particularly if environmental protection and adherence to the Protocols of the London Dumping Convention is a regulatory requirement. For the case of the oceanic islands of New Zealand, disposal of muddy dredged material has become an issue for the prime city of Auckland. Accordingly, it has been necessary to investigate a suitable marine disposal site outside of the territorial seas in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Ideal properties for such a disposal site include a near flat surface on the continental shelf, with sediments of similar textural characteristics to the material being disposed, a site of non-critical benthic ecology, water depths sufficient to enable the disposal site to be monitored (as required under the London Dumping Convention), a site experiencing low shelf currents, not affected by significant wave agitation, and a site not of cultural significance. The approach for site establishment and gaining consent for disposal activities is reviewed. Preliminary investigations supporting a proposed site on the continental shelf in the EEZ are presented.en_NZ
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Groupen_NZ
dc.subjectdisposal site establishmenten_NZ
dc.subjectenvironmental impact assessmenten_NZ
dc.subjectocean disposalen_NZ
dc.subjectregulatory requirementsen_NZ
dc.titleEstablishment of a dredged material disposal site in the exclusive economic zone: New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfCoastal Managementen_NZ

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