USA: EPA Resumes Eighth Season of New Bedford Harbor Dredging

The U.S. EPA has successfully moved ahead of the Aerovox Mill demolition schedule anticipated earlier this year. The initial phase of the demolition process, involving the removal of hazardous materials from inside the building, is expected to be completed in early July. The careful deconstruction of the building structure is now set to begin by August.

In the lower Acushnet River, where it meets New Bedford Harbor, EPA will also resume its eighth season of Superfund dredging to remove contaminated sediment from the harbor floor. Dredging activities just began and are expected to continue through September.

Seven areas are targeted for dredging this year; two just north of Manomet Street in New Bedford, four stretching across the harbor immediately north and south of the former Aerovox Mill and a smaller area at the end of Sawyer Street. EPA will be taking water quality, air quality and sediment samples to ensure that the harbor cleanup is progressing effectively and safely.

Source: epa, June 29, 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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