EPA Extends Comment Period for Woburn Scheme

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a cleanup plan for the Wells G&H Superfund Site, Southwest Properties, Operable Unit (OU4).

“EPA has been asked to extend the comment period, and will do so. The comment period will now be a total of 62 days and be open until September 13, 2017,” the agency said in its release.

The cleanup proposal is detailed in a document called a Proposed Plan and gives specifics on the cleanup actions for soil, groundwater, non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) and wetland contamination at the Wells G&H Southwest Properties.

Some of those details include:

  • Excavation and offsite disposal of contaminated soil and NAPL, and capping of contaminated soil;
  • Excavation, offsite disposal of contaminated sediments, and wetland restoration;
  • Containment and cleanup of groundwater contaminants;
  • Long term monitoring;
  • Institutional controls.

The Wells G&H Superfund Site contains five source area properties within an approximately 330-acre area located in Woburn MA.

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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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