Fox River Dredging Program Resumes

Image source: Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District – NEW Water

The new dredging season along the Fox River in Green Bay is now officially underway, according to the Fox River Cleanup Project official website.

Commenting this, Scott Stein, Fox River Cleanup Project spokesman, said: “The dredging aspect of it is really to reduce the impact of PCBs on the environment and human health.

The spokesman said that much of this year’s work will take place from Porlier Street and run north toward the mouth of the Fox River.

“There will also be activity early in the season out near the bay, as the bigger dredge, the 10-inch dredge, does work out in that area,” he added.

Under the current work plan, dredging is expected to continue into 2019.

Project goals

The long-term goals of the Fox River Cleanup Project include meeting the following Remedial Action Objectives (RAOs):

  • RAO 1: Achieve, to the extent practicable, surface water quality criteria for PCBs throughout the Lower Fox River and Green Bay;
  • RAO 2: Protect humans who consume fish from exposure to contaminants that exceed protective levels (achieve safe exposure for recreational and high-intake fish consumers);
  • RAO 3: Protect ecological receptors from exposure to contaminants above protective levels (achieve safe ecological thresholds for fish-eating birds and mammals within 30 years following remedy completion);
  • RAO 4: Reduce transport of PCBs from the Lower Fox River into Green Bay and Lake Michigan (reduce loading to Green Bay and Lake Michigan comparable to loading from other Lake Michigan Tributaries).

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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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