VIDEO: Whatcom Dredging Underway

A $30.6 million project on Bellingham’s downtown waterfront to cleanup historic contamination in the Whatcom Waterway is in full swing.

Large floating cranes, barges and other marine construction equipment are being involved in the task to remove 159,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment, as well as concrete and asphalt rubble from almost a mile of shoreline.

This capital dredging project which started last month will protect human health and the environment, restore salmon habitat, rebuild existing marine infrastructure and create new job opportunities.

Port of Bellingham has just released this video that shows progress on the Whatcom Waterway dredging scheme.

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