Comments Invited on Minnesota Slip Cleanup Plan

Known more commonly as the home of the retired ore carrier/tourist attraction the William A. Irvin, Duluth’s Minnesota Slip is also home to 37,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment.

The contamination is the result of a century of industrial and shipping activities that left “legacy pollutants” that are likely destined for cleanup.

This site is one of several identified for clean up as part of the St. Louis River Area of Concern Remedial Action Plan.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is offering the public a chance to review the slip’s four viable clean-up options and make comments at an open house August 24.

The event will run from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Duluth office at 525 Lake Avenue South.

The MPCA, city of Duluth, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff will be on hand to answer questions about the slip’s projects, sediment cleanup alternatives, timelines and next steps.

The public will be able to comment on the cleanup alternatives at the open house or in writing prior to September 9.

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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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