Environmentalists Call for More Dredging of Hudson River

A coalition of environmental groups, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, and the Sierra Club, Thursday filed a petition to the U.S. EPA asking General Electric to conduct additional PCB dredging in the Hudson River.

The petitioners are claiming that GE would leave behind more PCB contaminants in the Hudson River than it was originally estimated back in 2005.

The GE carried out dredging operations in the Upper Hudson in an effort to remove sediments laden with the PCBs that it had dumped into the river for decades.

In October of 2015, GE announced that it had completed the dredging program, which EPA declared a success, and on November 12, 2015, EPA approved the decommissioning of the dewatering facility and other critical infrastructure that had supported the dredging operations.

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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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