USA: EPA Unveils New Bedford Harbor Cleanup Plans and Environmental Data

 

A new Environmental Protection Agency website detailing the past, present and future of the New Bedford Harbor cleanup could be used a model for other Superfund-specific sites across the country.

The New Bedford site, launched earlier this month, centralizes documents, slide show presentations, studies, charts and graphs that were previously spread across cyberspace. It includes seafood monitoring data, plans regarding air monitoring and a map of the targeted 2011 dredge area.

At least two manufacturing sites along the harbor pumped PCBs into the harbor from the 1940s to the 1970s. The harbor is a designated Superfund site and the government cleanup has lasted years.

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Source: epa, February 6, 2011

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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