Final Season of Fox River Dredging Underway

The Fox River Cleanup Project is moving into the final stage with the 11th season of dredging works now underway in Brown County.

According to the project spokesman Scott Stein, the 11th season should be the final year of dredging activity removing PCB’s from the riverbed.

Scott Stein also added that since the start of dredging and processing (April 28, 2009) approx. 5.4 million cubic yards of material has been dredged. “The campaign that will clean some of the environmental damages caused by industries along the river will probably go right up to November.

In order to complete the works, J.F. Brennan Company Inc. will be using different vessels on the Fox River. Engaged in the project will be dredge Ottawa River, Mark Anthony, as well as other utility vessels.

The Fox River Cleanup Project is designed to reduce risk to human health and the environment due to the presence of PCBs in the river sediment. It’s a multi-year cleanup effort that includes dredging, capping and covering over a 13-mile stretch of the Lower Fox River.

Dredging involves removing sediment from the riverbed and pumping the dredged sediment as slurry to a processing facility in Green Bay where the sediment goes through a dewatering process prior to disposal.

Crews are conducting dredging activities 24 hours a day, five days a week, avoiding peak times for recreational boaters on Saturdays and Sundays. Buoys and markers are once again in place marking the areas where the work is going on, concluded the Fox River Cleanup Group.

 

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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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