Storm Lake Dredging Scheme: Oil Leaking from Dredger

Responding to a complaint, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) investigated and found an oily material leaking from a dredge in Storm Lake yesterday.

The city of Storm Lake’s Public Works Department placed booms around the dredge, attempting to contain the leak.

However, when DNR staff arrived Thursday, the oil had escaped the booms and was spreading in the marina and along the shoreline to the lake.

The city placed sphagnum moss on the oil to soak it up and prevent it from spreading.

The leak is thought to be from the cutter head on the dredge which is below water.

DNR stated that they will continue to monitor the discharge and cleanup activities, and consider appropriate enforcement action.

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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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