Second SC State Agency Seeks to Enter Savannah Dredging Lawsuit (USA)

According to therepublic.com, a second South Carolina state agency has asked to be part of a federal lawsuit brought by environmental groups in two states challenging the $650 million dredging of the Savannah River shipping channel.

Attorneys for the state Department of Health and Environmental Control say the agency should be allowed to participate because DHEC would have to issue a Pollution Control Act permit if the court were to require one.

This case directly implicates DHEC’s authorities and responsibilities,” attorneys for the agency wrote, noting that when U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel allowed the Maritime Commission to enter the suit he noted “the state agency has a vital interest” in the channel deepening project.

Dredging Today Staff, September 5, 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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