USA: St. Johns Riverkeeper Concerned Over Dredging Project

On October 24, 2013, St. Johns Riverkeeper and Florida Wildlife Federation submitted comments regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed dredging of the St. Johns River.

St. Johns Riverkeeper has serious concerns that:

– The impacts to the river are being significantly underestimated;

– The economic and environmental risks have been ignored or downplayed;

– The projected economic benefits have been dramatically overstated by Jaxport and some of its partners;

– Relevant information and facts have been excluded from the analysis and/or public debate.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently studying the proposal to dredge the St. Johns River from 40 to 47-feet to accommodate larger ships.

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Press Release, November 4, 2013

 

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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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