Riverkeeper Supports Proposed Consent Decree Modification

Riverkeeper, an environmental organization dedicated to the protection of the Hudson River and its tributaries, has reached an agreement with the Village of Hastings and BP/ARCO on a proposed Consent Decree Modification for the harbor at Hastings site.

This area is one of the most contaminated locations along the Hudson River and a massive source of toxic PCBs.

The new Consent Decree, once approved by the federal district court, will pave the way for thorough cleanup of both the Hastings waterfront and the Hudson River.

We have an opportunity to turn the ‘birthplace of PCBs’ into a healthy ecosystem,” said Paul Gallay, President of Riverkeeper.“We have an opportunity to invest in fish habitat restoration, access to the river and enjoyment of the water.”

Riverkeeper will now dedicate itself to making sure the design and implementation of this cleanup removes as much of the toxic PCBs contamination from the river as possible, without causing undue harm to the environment or human health,” added Riverkeeper Staff Attorney Abigail Jones.

Riverkeeper’s fight for cleanup at the former Anaconda Wire and Cable Company site dates back to its earliest years as the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association, founded 50 years ago.

 

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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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