USA: Federal Judge to Hear Savannah Dredging Case

According to patch.com, a federal court judge will hear a lawsuit on potential environmental harm posed by planned dredging of the Savannah River.

Both South Carolina and Georgia are moving ahead with plans to deepen rival shipping channels as East Coast sea ports race to accommodate larger ships that will come out of a widened Panama Canal.

Patch.com said that Savannah’s project will start in the spring; Charleston’s project is still being studied.

US District Judge Richard Gergel disagreed and said he would hear the case because the plaintiffs would be unable to stop a “bureaucratic steam roller” if the the project actually harms the environment.

Dredging Today Staff, July 10, 2012

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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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