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Title: Disposal of Cut Vegetation: Best Practice Guidelines
Author: P R F Barrett
Author: M P Greaves
Author: J R Newman
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: Environment Agency Project ID:EAPRJOUT_517, Representation ID: 178, Object ID: 1856
Thousands of tonnes of aquatic and riparian bankside vegetation are cut each year by the Environment Agency and other organisations responsible for the management of water bodies. If this material were left in the water it would cause many problems and so, in most situations, it must be removed from the water and disposed of safely in a cost effective way. This document provides water managers with guidelines to: - Select the most appropriate disposal options in relation to the type of plant material. It describes. the type of debris produced, how this can be collected and removed from the water and the options,for disposal. - Determine the environmental implications of control methods and associated disposal methods. It describes the environmental risks and hazards associated with disposal of cut vegetation and sets out techniques to minimise both. - Ensure compliance with legislation covering disposal activities and sets out obligations to be adhered to during disposal operations. This document complements the detailed information in the document Aquatic Weed Control Operation, Best Practice Guidelines, Environment Agency Technical Report No. W111.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Subject Keywords: RiversLakesEstuariesWater pollutionAquatic animalsCuttingPollution controlWaste disposalEnvironmental impactBrackishwater environmentFreshwater ecology
Extent: 47
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