September Update on Mill River

TRC, the firm conducting the work for Exide, and CT DEEP have just released a monthly project update for the cleanup of lead impacted sediment by hydraulic dredging in the Mill River.

The company is currently in the process of dredging, dewatering the sediment, treating the filtrate water from the dewatering process, and discharging treated water back to the Mill River. All of the sediment dewatering and water treatment work is occurring at the facility on Exide’s property in Fairfield.

In September, the following activities took place:

  • Dredging continued in Area II with planning underway for Area IV dredging. Dredging of the Area IV started on October 1st, the end of the shellfish spawning restriction period. The turbidity meters (yellow buoys with solar panels), turbidity curtains (floating yellow items), and the large orange pipeline that conveys sediment to the Exide property were moved as dredging progressed in Area II;
  • Dewatering of sediment and treatment of filtrate continued at Exide’s property;
  • Monitoring and sampling also continued, as required by CT DEEP.

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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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