Bellingham Bay Sediment Sampling Begins

Consultants working for the City of Bellingham will begin a second round of sediment sampling this week for a cleanup site in Bellingham Bay.

The consultant will use a boat to collect samples from 19 in-water locations around the South State Street Manufactured Gas Plant site near Boulevard Park.

The work is part of a comprehensive environmental study required by a legal agreement between the Washington Department of Ecology, City of Bellingham and Puget Sound Energy.

Preliminary environmental investigations at the site found contaminants including metals and organic chemicals in the sediment. The former gas plant operated from the 1890s to 1950s.

The additional sediment samples will help define the extent and nature of the contamination, and create a clearer designation of the site’s boundaries – all of which will eventually help determine the method and cost of cleanup.

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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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