Senate Passes Portman Legislation for Lake Erie Protection

U.S. Senator Rob Portman released the following statement after the Senate passed legislation to prevent the Army Corps’ of Engineers from disposing of dredged materials from the Cleveland Harbor Project in Lake Erie without approval by the Ohio EPA. 

“The Cleveland Harbor project is vital to all of Ohio and we must ensure that the dredged material is not inappropriately disposed of by dumping it in Lake Erie without approval by the Ohio EPA,” said Portman“I will continue use every tool available to make sure both the City of Cleveland’s water supply and Lake Erie’s ecosystem is protected.”

Passed as part of the Energy and Water Appropriations measure, this Portman priority will help protect the health and ecosystem of Lake Erie.

Portman, as chairman of U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter requesting information regarding the Army Corps of Engineer’s efforts to dredge the Cleveland Harbor on March 24, 2016.

PSI is examining the allegations that the Corps deliberately reduced its budget for the Cleveland Harbor project in order to render itself unable to dispose of material in a manner required by law.

 

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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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