Otsego to Host EPA PCBs Meeting Next Week

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting in Otsego, MI, to discuss its proposed plan to clean up PCBs and other contaminants in the stretch of the Kalamazoo River between the Otsego City Dam and the former Plainwell Dam.

The area is also known as Area 2 of the Allied Paper/Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund site.

EPA’s proposal includes capping, bank excavation, floodplain soil excavation, Gun River excavation, and river channel realignment.

The Agency will review public comments before making a final decision on the cleanup.

EPA will present details of the proposed plan and accept oral and written comments at the public meeting set for Tuesday, July 25, from 6-8 p.m. in Otsego.

 

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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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