Flint River Dredging Program About to Begin

A major river dredging project is set to begin in downtown Flint in about two weeks, according to the Michigan Radio.

In accordance with Part 201 of Michigan’s environmental regulations, Consumers Energy has proposed a remediation project to address Flint River sediment impacted by historical MGP operations.

“The company is completing the construction of the dewatering pad, where the spoils of the river bottom will be allowed to drain,” said Kevin Keane, Consumers Energy spokesman. “The water will be treated before it is either returned to the river or placed in the sanitary sewer system.”

The remediation activities will be completed between the Hamilton Dam and East 5th Avenue, and will include:

  • Mechanically dredging impacted sediment and excavating riverbank soil;
  • Removing water from sediment and disposing of sediment and soil in an approved landfill offsite;
  • Treating and discharging water from the dewatered sediment under an approved permit;
  • Installing a multi-layer protective barrier in the river;
  • Restoring the remediation area.

It is expected that dredging, excavating and capping work will be wrapped up by November 2017.

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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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