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Billions of tons of river and harbor sediment are dredged each year. Until recently, the solution to disposal of the often toxic materials was to dump them in near shore waters, including wetlands. The United States recently took steps to regulate dredged materials in order to prevent environmental damage through the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.
The National Wildlife Federation has won another court case against ocean dumping, which requires the Army Corp of Engineers to prepare comprehensive environmental impact statements for their dumping and dredging activities.