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Congressman Supports Fire Island to Moriches Inlet Plan

Congressman Supports Fire Island to Moriches Inlet Plan

Congressman Tim Bishop issued the following statement yesterday regarding the granting of a TRO for the Fire Island to Moriches Inlet project: “The final Fire Island to Moriches Inlet Stabilization plan that was released by the Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service represents a carefully-crafted plan that received sign-off from every […]

Picture of the Day: Reprocessing of Mining Tailings

Picture of the Day: Reprocessing of Mining Tailings

Historically, mining processes with poor recovery rates have resulted in tailings with significant amounts of recoverable material. The extraction of this material can be achieved using dredges. There are several factors that justify the extraction and re-processing of tailings: – Tailings require fewer resources when compared to conventional mining. For example, a dredge can – […]

Settlement Announced for Passaic River

Settlement Announced for Passaic River

Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin announced yesterday that Occidental Chemical Corp. has agreed to pay the State $190 million to resolve its liability for past cleanup and removal costs, natural resource damages and other costs and damages related to contamination of the Passaic River. The Occidental […]

Corps to Host Armoring Industry Day

Corps to Host Armoring Industry Day

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, will host an Industry Day to provide an overview of the upcoming armoring projects for the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS). The agency is seeking industry information from producers on the availability of approximately 4.5 million square yards of sod […]

EPA Extends Comment Period for Housatonic Cleanup

EPA Extends Comment Period for Housatonic Cleanup

EPA is extending the comment period on its Draft Modification to General Electric’s Reissued RCRA Permit (also referred to as the Proposed Cleanup Plan for the Housatonic River Rest of River). In response to several requests for extension, public comments on the Draft Permit will be accepted through Oct. 27, 2014. EPA will also hold […]

Coyote Island Permit Application Review on Hold

Coyote Island Permit Application Review on Hold

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has placed on hold its review of Coyote Island Terminals, LLC’s application for a Department of the Army permit to construct a shipping terminal facility on the Columbia River at the Port of Morrow near Boardman, Ore. The Corps’ Portland District has elected to pause its review process because […]

DT Exclusive Interview with LUSCHI Associate Director

DT Exclusive Interview with LUSCHI Associate Director

Brazilian dredging company LUSCHI is a service provider company focused on sanitation and environmental segments, offering dredging solution for wastewater treatment. DredgingToday.com is bringing you an exclusive interview with Mr. Ilson Rogerio Luschi, Associate Director of LUSCHI, who has been working on the development and implementation of projects for 8 years and is responsible for more […]

Grant County Shoreline Program OK’d

Grant County Shoreline Program OK’d

A program to manage shorelines along six rivers and 80 lakes within Grant County, including portions of the Columbia River and Banks Lake, has been approved by the Washington Department of Ecology. The locally tailored shoreline program is designed to help minimize environmental damage to shoreline areas, reserve appropriate areas for water-oriented uses, and protect […]

Court Upholds Coastal Commission’s Stance

Court Upholds Coastal Commission’s Stance

In a split decision, the Fourth District Court of Appeal has upheld the Coastal Commission’s conditions on two property owners’ reconstruction of a seawall in Encinitas after it was destroyed in a storm, including limiting the new seawall’s permit to a 20-year term. The majority ruling by Presiding Justice Judith McConnell is written much like […]

CERB Hears Expert Views on Sea Level Rise

CERB Hears Expert Views on Sea Level Rise

The Coastal Engineering Research Board (CERB) held a public meeting in San Francisco, California, Sept. 9 to 11, 2014, to review coastal engineering challenges within the Pacific coastal region with experts from California and the West. The CERB, a national, congressionally-authorized board, advises the Chief of Engineers on research and technology, and guides priorities for […]







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