Next Round of Port Gamble Bay Cleanup

A major cleanup project restarting this summer will dig up and remove more decades-old contaminated sediments, creosoted pilings and other materials from Port Gamble Bay.

Local residents are invited to an April 26 meeting in Port Gamble to get the latest news from Washington Department of Ecology staff on the project’s second phase of in-water cleanup.

The first phase took place between September 2015 and January 2016.

Removing wood waste, creosote-coated structures and pilings, and contaminated sediments protects and improves the overall health of the bay for shellfish, fish and people.

Ecology staff will give a presentation and answer questions about the upcoming in-water cleanup at the Port Gamble Bay and Mill site. Contractors will start removing pilings in June, and expand cleanup work in mid-July.

Altogether, the in-water work will remove:

  • About 6,000 creosote-coated pilings;
  • Over-water structures;
  • A total of about 70,000 cubic yards of wood waste and contaminated sediments. Wood waste located close to shore will be dredged, and remaining areas contaminated by wood waste will be capped with clean material;
  • Thousands of tons of steel, concrete and other debris for recycling.

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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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