Judge Rules Against USACE in Cuyahoga River Dispute

Senior U.S. District Judge, Donald Nugent, ruled in favor of the state of Ohio on Friday, ordering the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to pay the costs of dumping sediment from its 2015 dredging into lake contaminant dikes.

In his 52-page opinion, Judge Donald Nugent said that USACE “unreasonably delayed” the dredging of the Cuyahoga River when it refused to dredge the channel back in 2015.

“This is a great outcome for the state of Ohio. It reaffirms that the Corps is responsible to pay for the 2015 Cleveland Harbor Dredging Project,” said Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine, in its statement.

“Dredging the Cleveland Harbor is critical to Ohio’s economy and properly disposing of the dredged material is critical to the environment. We’re pleased the Judge agreed with our position, and we will continue to advocate tirelessly for the people of Ohio and for the health of Lake Erie.”

This ruling is the latest development in a years-long debate between the agency and the state of Ohio.

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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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