NYSDEC Calls for Additional Sampling of Upper Hudson River

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) yesterday renewed its call on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to require additional sediment sampling for Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) contamination in the upper Hudson River.

In a letter to EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck, DEC identified the need to expand the analysis of sediments by over 1400 samples in the Upper Hudson River, both in areas that were dredged, as well as those that were not, in order to determine the effectiveness of the dredging.

The expanded sampling is critical to gauge whether the project will meet remediation goals identified in the Record of Decision (ROD), and the sampling must be undertaken before EPA issues its five-year review in early 2017.

EPA currently plans to collect only 375 samples, or fewer than 10 samples for every mile of river. DEC has determined that EPA’s sampling plans are inadequate and would not provide enough data to assess the efficacy of the remediation.

According to the NYSDEC, at least 1,800 samples are needed to have the statistical power to draw timely, science-based conclusions from the sampling results.

 

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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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