USA: Lakewood Mayor Concerned Over Cuyahoga River Dredging

Lakewood Mayor Michael Summers sent a letter to the Ohio EPA outlining some concerns over the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to dredge the Cuyahoga River and dump the materials into Lake Erie.

The city of Lakewood is immediately upland from the proposed locations where the Corps plans to dispose of the dredged materials.

Lakewood looks to Ohio EPA and other state agencies to ensure that the Corps proposal is technically sound and meets the requirements of all applicable law,” Summers wrote.

He further highlighted a few questions before any open lake placement projects proceed:

– Is the state of Ohio certain that disposal can have no impact on the Cleveland water supply, which serves Lakewood?

– Is the state of Ohio certain that disposal will not impact fish and contribute to any limits on consumption of fish from Lake Erie?

– Is the state of Ohio certain that disposal will not cause or contribute to harmful algal blooms in the central basin?

– Is this proposal the best plan for use of sediments and dredge material for our larger community, considering needs of beach nourishment and lakefront protection?

The city of Lakewood, comprising more than 52,000 residents, looks to Ohio EPA to act reasonably and lawfully to protect the citizens of Lakewood and all users of Lake Erie,” Summers added.

Press Release, March 16, 2014

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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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