USA: EPA Conducts Five-Year Review of Hudson River Superfund Site

EPA Conducts Five-Year Review of Hudson River Superfund Site

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it is conducting a five-year review of the remedial action for the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site.

The cleanup is being performed in the Upper Hudson River north of Troy, New York. The Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site extends from Hudson Falls, New York, to the Battery in New York City. The five-year review is required by the Superfund law. The purpose of this five-year review is to ensure that the remedy is functioning as intended and continues to be protective of public health and the environment.

To conduct the five-year review, EPA will review site operation, maintenance, and monitoring information.

The dredging remedy underwent extensive review by EPA and General Electric Company after the end of the 2009 dredging program, at which point the dredging was also peer reviewed by a panel of independent scientific experts. The results of that evaluation will be summarized in this five-year review, and will be supplemented with information gathered during the 2011 season.

An evaluation of the remedial action for the remnant deposits also will be included in this review.

This cleanup is being conducted by General Electric Company under a settlement agreement with the United States.

It is anticipated that this five-year review will be completed by the end of April 2012.

Dredging Today Staff, March 30, 2012; Image: hudsondredging

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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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