Senator Applauds DOJ/EPA Agreement (USA)

Senator Applauds DOJ EPA Agreement

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez applauded the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for achieving an important step forward in cleaning up the Quanta Resources Superfund site in Edgewater, N.J.

A consent decree filed in federal court reflects an agreement with the Honeywell International Inc. and 23 other parties and requires Honeywell to carry out the cleanup of the site under the EPA’s oversight.

With this agreement, we are taking an important step forward in remediating this Superfund site based on the principle of ‘polluter pays,’” said Senator Menendez. “Restoring this property’s environment on the bank of the Hudson River will clear a path for a more promising future for the entire community. But it also will serve as a reminder that those who contaminate the natural resources that belong to all of us will be held accountable and will clean up the messes they’ve left behind.”

The total cost of cleaning up the site is projected to be $78 million, and the work is expected to take two to three years.

The Quanta Resources site at Gorge and River roads in Edgewater was opened in the 1880’s as a coal tar facility. Through the 1970’s, tanks on the site stored waste oil. After polychlorinated biphenyls contaminated some of the storage tanks, state authorities closed the site in 1981.

This consent decree addresses the site’s 150,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil as well as tainted ground water. A second phase will address contamination of the Hudson River and sediment.

Press Release, November 21, 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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