Torch Lake Sediment Sampling Kicks Off

Over the next two weeks, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will oversee Honeywell Specialty Materials LLC’s collection of sediment samples from Lake Linden Beach and Torch Lake in the Village of Lake Linden in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The sampling is required to determine the extent of contamination from heavy metals and polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, and to design a cleanup plan.

“The campground including shower and wash stations will remain open. The village has posted warning signs prohibiting the public from entering a fenced storm drain area. Local and state health agencies advise that it is safe to swim at Lake Linden Beach,” EPA said.

Most of the Lake Linden beach front is located on the site of former copper processing facilities used by the mining industry in the late 1800s through the mid-1900s. Mining waste was discharged to Torch Lake which is now a Superfund cleanup site.

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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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