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  • 6 February 2019
    Business & Finance

     J.F. Brennan of La Crosse, Wisconsin, has just released a video from the Ashland Lakeshore Superfund Site cleanup project. The 40-acre polluted site located on the shore of Lake Superior in Chequamegon Bay in the city of Ashland was used for various industrial purposes for more than a century and contains legacy toxins such as benzene […]

  • 27 August 2013

    The Lake Superior Harbor dredging project has officially commenced, according to northlandsnewscenter.com. During this $1.4 million cleanup program, nearly 115,000 cubic yards of sediment will be removed from the harbor shipping channel and placed at the 21st avenue West embayment. Regarding this very important deepening project, Corey Weston, the project engineer with the Duluth Army […]

  • 29 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The International Joint Commission advised the governments of Canada and the United States, by letter dated April 15, 2013, that it will implement this year an improved plan for regulating Lake Superior outflows at Sault Ste. Marie. The new plan, Lake Superior Regulation Plan 2012, provides additional benefits compared to current regulation, especially during extreme […]

  • 30 April 2011

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified four parties, including Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy, as being responsible for clea… Hansen said work would not start until next year. By Lee Bergquist (jsonline) [mappress] Source: jsonline, May 1, 2011;

  • 1 March 2011

    Survey and sediment sampling work will begin today at the Ashland Northern States Power Lakefront Superfund site in Ashland, Wisconsin.   [mappress] Source: epa, March 1, 2011

  • 25 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Buffalo Reef Task Force has scheduled a meeting in Lake Linden later this month to discuss with the public three alternatives tentatively selected for further analysis in the fight to save this important natural reef off the Keweenaw Peninsula. The meeting will take place on July 31 at the Lake Linden-Hubbell High School, located […]

  • 25 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The City of Superior agreed last week to work with federal, state and private partners on a roughly $18.5 million project to clean up contamination in Howards Bay, Wisconsin Public Radio announced. The remediation project is part of the St. Louis River Area of Concern and the river is one of 43 sites that were designated as the most […]

  • 22 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Detroit District has just released the latest update on their Duluth-Superior Harbor dredging project, located in western Lake Superior on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. USACE said that the $1.93 million project, awarded to Roen Salvage Co., from Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, continues to flow along smoothly. Under the contract, the company will dredge approximately […]

  • 12 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has awarded a contract for dredging at Duluth-Superior Harbor in western Lake Superior on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. According to the Corps, the $1,933,500 contract was awarded to Roen Salvage Co., from Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The firm will dredge approximately 150,000 cubic yards of material from the harbor […]

  • 10 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public comments through June 2 on a proposed project for the Piping Plover habitat restoration. According to DNR’s release, this restoration program is set to improve habitat along about 1,700 feet of St. Louis River shoreline near Superior, Wisconsin, in an area owned by the Wisconsin […]

  • 18 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, reported today that work to remove sediment from the Duluth/Superior Harbor is in full swing now. “The contractor for the project – Roen Salvage Company Sturgeon Bay, Wis. – has been making great progress on the contract and is even ahead of schedule,” said the Corps. Duluth-Superior Harbor, […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Dredging operations on the Duluth-Superior Harbor, the largest harbor on the Great Lakes, are moving forward. This cleanup scheme began in July and is expected to be wrapped up by mid-November of this year, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District. The USACE awarded two contracts for removal of nearly 350,000 CY of material […]

  • 8 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has announced that its contractors will soon begin dredging portions of the Duluth-Superior Harbor, the largest harbor on the Great Lakes with nearly 40 million tons of material, mainly iron ore and coal, shipped or received each year. Dredging will begin this month and is expected to […]

  • 28 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Roen Salvage Company of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., has been awarded a $1.8 million contract for the dredging of Duluth/Superior Harbor. The contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, and includes removing of approximately 150,000 cubic yards of material from the harbor. Each year approximately 110,000 cubic yards of material are dredged from Duluth-Superior Harbor. […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Long term planning and oversight of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) dredging operations on the Great Lakes is the responsibility of Brig. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser, USACE Great Lakes and Ohio Rivers Division Commander. Recently Brig. Gen. Kaiser, who grew up in Racine, Wisconsin along the shores of Lake Michigan, explained the challenges, […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 Administrator/Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman yesterday joined Ishpeming Mayor Mike Tall, state officials and local residents at Deer Lake in Ishpeming, Michigan, to mark the removal of this toxic hotspot from a binational list of “Areas of Concern” targeted for cleanup in the 1987 U.S.-Canada Great Lakes […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that two U.S. Areas of Concern, Deer Lake in the Lake Superior basin and White Lake in the Lake Michigan basin, have been removed from the binational list of toxic hotspots that were targeted for cleanup in the U.S.-Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. After decades during which […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    This month, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is taking a tour of Wisconsin’s freshwater coasts, focusing on how the Great Lakes, Mississippi River and other major waterways contribute to the state’s economy and quality of life. Last week, Senator Baldwin visited the Genoa National Fish Hatchery in Vernon County, Lock and Dam 6 in Trempealeau, the […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. House of Representatives has sent another clear signal that it is committed to ending the dredging crisis on the Great Lakes. An amendment to the Energy & Water Appropriations bill mandates that the Great Lakes Navigation System gets the 10 percent of increased funding for dredging that is promised in the Water Resources […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., welcomed the announcement by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of completion of the Deer Lake Area of Concern project near Ishpeming. The Michigan senators have been strong proponents of the project, including the diversion of Partridge Creek, which had flowed through a contaminated underground mine carrying mercury contamination […]

  • 22 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Seattle would remove or contain contaminated soil and sediment on port property at the former Lora Lake Apartments in Burien and nearby at Sea-Tac Airport in SeaTac under a proposed legal agreement with the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology). The port plans to begin cleanup work in 2016, divided into three projects […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awarded a contract for maintenance dredging of Little Lake Harbor, located on Lake Superior about 30 miles east of Grand Marais in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The contract, for $265,500, was awarded to Great Lakes Dock & Materials, Muskegon, Mich. This is one of seven dredging contracts to […]

  • 4 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Representative Rick Nolan announced $10 million to improve infrastructure at the Port of Duluth-Superior. The announcement comes after Senators Klobuchar and Franken sent letters to the Department in support of the project. “Strengthening the Port of Duluth-Superior helps strengthen the economy in Duluth and helps businesses across […]

  • 29 July 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awards a contract for dredging at Duluth-Superior Harbor in western Lake Superior on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. The $1,393,900 contract was awarded to Roen Salvage Co., of Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The firm will dredge 114,000 cubic yards of material from the harbor and deposit the dredged material at […]

  • 15 July 2013

    U.S. Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-07) met with local port leaders to discuss major infrastructure projects currently underway. This meeting also gave both the Congressman and the other attendees an opportunity to address up-coming and potential legislation. Following their meeting, Rep. Duffy toured the John G. Munson Freighter. Rep. Duffy as well as some of the […]

  • 5 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Currently, Lake Superior is three inches below the level it was at this date, last year. Overall, Superior is 13 inches below average. Lakes Huron and Michigan are currently 15 inches below last year’s levels, and 26 inches below average, overall. The below average levels on the Great Lakes are being blamed, in large part, […]

  • 6 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have taken up legislation that could end the dredging crisis on the Great Lakes. H.R. 335 and S. 218 would require the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (“HMTF”) to spend what it takes in each year for dredging on dredging. Currently, the HMTF spends only one of every […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Toxic releases into surface waters in the Great Lakes Basin increased by 12 percent from 2010 to 2011, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual Toxics Release Inventory report published yesterday. Nationwide, toxic surface water discharges decreased by 3 percent. “This is a significant increase in toxic releases to our waters – and an […]

  • 10 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Shipments of coal on the Great Lakes totaled 25,347,709 tons in 2012, a decrease of 8.2 percent compared to 2011. The trade was 25 percent off its 5-year average. Shipments from Lake Superior ports – 15.1 million tons – were just about even with 2011. Included in that total were 1.3 million tons shipped to […]