Federal Judge Rejects Amending Savannah River Dredging Suit (USA)

Federal Judge Rejects Amending Savannah River Dredging Suit

The Georgia Ports Authority and South Carolina’s Savannah River Maritime Commission may take part in a lawsuit challenging the $650 million deepening of the river shipping channel, a federal judge has ruled Tuesday.

US District Judge Richard Gergel has denied a motion by environmental groups seeking to expand the lawsuit to address what South Carolina environmental laws should pertain to the project.

According to msn.com, the environmental groups from South Carolina and Georgia originally sued saying the deepening work needs a permit under the South Carolina’s Pollution Control Act.

Dredging Today Staff, August 15, 2012; Image: savannahmagazine

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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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