FRPD Fined for Unlawful Deposit of Deleterious Substance in Fraser River

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Fraser River Pile and Dredge (FRPD) was fined $350,000 in the Provincial Court of British Columbia last week, after pleading guilty to depositing a deleterious substance into water frequented by fish, in violation of the Fisheries Act, the Government of Canada announces. 

The penalty will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund.

In February 2014, Fraser River Pile and Dredge was dredging in Deas Slough, in the Fraser River, when its dredging vessel punctured a submerged water main carrying chlorinated water to the Corporation of Delta.

Environment and Climate Change Canada enforcement officers investigated the incident and determined that chlorinated water was released through the ruptured pipe into Deas Slough, an important fish-bearing body of water. The concentration of chlorine in the water released to Deas Slough was deleterious to fish, said the Government.

As a result of this conviction, the company’s name will be added to the Environmental Offenders Registry.

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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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