USA: Digging for Dollars – Pace of channel-deepening project has accelerated

When the term “shovel-ready” was first applied to federal stimulus projects, most people didn’t envision gargantuan claws, pneumatic scoops and massive vacuum equipment that pound, gouge and inhale more than 40 feet under water. But that’s the nature of an ongoing project on the Columbia River…

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Source: The Columbian, February 28, 2010;

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