Deadline for Hudson PCB Cleanup Review Postponed (USA)

Deadline for Hudson PCB Cleanup Review Postponed

 

After 2 years of the Hudson River dredging, crews from the Environmental Protection Agency will be returning to the river this season.

The EPA was originally scheduled to finish their review of the PCB contamination and cleanup by the end of this month, but recently decided to extend the review one more month. The decision was brought on after the agency received numerous calls from local congressional representatives and environmentalists.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), studies have shown that PCBs cause cancer in animals and have non-cancer effects on the immune system, reproductive system, and endocrine system. In addition, new research indicates that prenatal exposure to the chemicals can lead to low birth weight, stunted growth, asthma, immune weakness, Attention Deficit Disorder, memory problems, and decreased IQ.

“EMSL Analytical has decades of experience providing quality testing services for PCBs,” states Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager. “We analyze samples according to EPA methodology, so clients are confident that they are complying with regulations and trust our results’ accuracy.”

Dredging Today Staff, April 29, 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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