Levin, Stabenow Welcome Deer Lake EPA Announcement (USA)

Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., welcomed the announcement by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of completion of the Deer Lake Area of Concern project near Ishpeming.

The Michigan senators have been strong proponents of the project, including the diversion of Partridge Creek, which had flowed through a contaminated underground mine carrying mercury contamination into Deer Lake and from there potentially into the Great Lakes. Completion of the project was completed with $8 million in funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which Levin and Stabenow have long supported.

The long effort to protect Deer Lake, and along with it our Great Lakes, has now reached fruition so that fish and wildlife can flourish and people can enjoy the area’s natural beauty and recreation opportunities. Diverting Partridge Creek will prevent harmful mercury from contaminating Lake Superior. I am thrilled to see this $8 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding put to good use,” Stabenow said.

Protecting the Lake Superior Watershed for future generations is critical to our economy and our way of life,” Stabenow added. “It’s terrific that with the help of this Great Lakes Restoration funding, residents and visitors will be able to once again fish on Deer Lake and enjoy the area for years to come.”

Deer Lake is one of 43 Areas of Concern designated under the 1987 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The U.S. and Canada designated sites that had the worst legacies of toxic contamination on the Great Lakes. Since then, only two U.S. Areas of Concern have been cleaned up to the point where they could be removed from the list of designated sites. Deer Lake is poised to be the third Area of Concern to be “delisted.”

Press Release, November 6, 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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