Governor Urges Corps to Adopt Dredging Plan

Governor Dannel P. Malloy is urging the USACE to promptly adopt a draft dredging plan and environmental impact statement for Long Island Sound, arguing that without the continued availability of the four currently operated water disposal sites in Long Island Sound, Connecticut’s maritime industry will suffer irreparable damage.

In a letter delivered to the federal agency, the Governor wrote that “Without the continued availability of the four open water disposal sites in Long Island Sound, Connecticut’s diverse maritime industry, as well as our overall economy, will suffer irreparable damage without just cause. 

“Dredging will become economically prohibitive, marinas will shutter, harbors will be silted-in, and future generations of Connecticut residents will lose their connection to one of our most important natural resources. This connection is vital to fostering responsible stewardship of this vital estuary among future generations.”

Studies indicate that maritime-related commerce in Connecticut provides nearly $7 billion in economic output and 40,000 jobs per year.

For the complete letter, click here.

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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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