River Raisin Dredging Continues

Dredging project that will clean up pollution at the mouth of the River Raisin in the City of Monroe continues and is scheduled for completion by the year end.

The dredging will remove toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from the area, making room for armored cap installation. The dredging, which began in April, comes as the final step in cleaning up pollution from the river.

The removal of the PCBs will take most of the summer and conclude in October.

Following the dredging, the contractor will place sand over the dredged area to control any residual contamination.

The area will be capped with large rocks by the end of December to prevent any remaining contaminants to migrate. The top of the cap will be 4 to 6 feet below the authorized navigation depth in the river.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, long-term monitoring after the project is finished will begin in 2017.

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Oct 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

Eastern Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference

Wednesday (10/16/19) afternoon will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course.

read more >

CEDA Dredging Days 2019

The conference is well-attended by professionals representing the entire cross-section of the dredging field…

read more >

2019 Western Dredging Association Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Meeting

The meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of information of interest to the dredging industry and its associates.

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply