Search results for: Mercury Bay

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  • 26 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Mercury Bay Community Board has just approved a plan to improve existing boat and wharf facilities around Whitianga over the next few years, as part of a new Boat Ramp Strategy for Whitianga. “Over the years there have been many investigations and proposals into possible sites for the development of a single “Destination Boat Ramp,” […]

  • 11 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Work on the second coastal erosion project in Mercury Bay has begun with a geotextile sandbag wall being built at Brophy’s Beach.  The geotextile bags are currently being dropped off on-site with a total of 660 to be used. The wall is expected to be finished by mid-December. A plan for landscaping work to follow is […]

  • 17 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Work on the extension of a rock wall at Buffalo Beach and a geotextile seawall at Brophy’s Beach is planned for late April/May. “The consent to build a rock wall extension at Buffalo Beach has come through and we are now tendering for the work,” announced Thames Coromandel District Council. Meanwhile the consent for the geotextile […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Two citizen-science investigations profiling heavy metal exposure in seabirds using their feathers have both indicated that the southern end of Cockburn Sound, and in particular Mangles Bay, may be providing the conditions for mercury bio-accumulation in the marine food-chain. According to Dr Nic Dunlop, Environmental Science & Policy Coordinator with the Conservation Council (WA), ‘both […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Business & Finance

     Eddy Pump Corporation, a California based dredge equipment and pump manufacturer, has just released this very interesting video about a real-time mercury separation and environmental dredge cleanup in Sacramento, California.  According to Eddy Pump, this advanced dredge project used a live positioning system for super-accurate dredging. Kevin Tweed, Marine Bay Services, said that “the […]

  • 11 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded about $5.2 million for water protection and restoration projects in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco Bay is a designated “estuary of national significance” under the Clean Water Act. The bay and its tributary streams, situated in an urban area with more than seven million people, provide […]

  • 15 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    In 2003, Gruber’s Grove Bay on Lake Wisconsin was placed on the federal list of Impaired Waters pursuant to the Clean Water Act. Despite two previous dredging actions, the bay remains one of the most highly contaminated sediment sites in the State of Wisconsin. This winter, the Army at Badger Army Ammunition Plant completed a […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Victoria University research has found that the St Kilda penguins have higher loads of arsenic, mercury and lead in their blood compared to their cousins on Phillip Island and the remote Notch Island colony in Bass Strait. Annett Finger, a PhD candidate at VU’s Institute for Sustainability and Innovation, tested 300 little penguins as part […]

  • 18 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    This summer Portland State University (PSU) Civil and Environmental Engineering professors David Jay and Stefan Talke embark on a multi-year study to investigate the transport of contaminants in one of the most polluted Superfund sites in the United States. The goal of the study is to identify the most effective and practical remediation strategy tailored […]

  • 21 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Months of planning and public meetings are complete and now there is a proposal to clean up the mercury contamination in Lake Superior on the north side of the Thunder Bay harbor. The non profit environmental group, Eco Superior, commissioned the report and spokesperson Jamie Saunders said it all comes down to one recommendation, which […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld yesterday announced nearly $5 million in EPA grants to state and local agencies to restore water quality and wetlands throughout the San Francisco Bay watershed at a ceremony held at Breuner Marsh, one of the sites to receive federal restoration grant funding. The ceremony was […]

  • 25 April 2012

    Environmental investigation will resume this week at the I & J Waterway cleanup site in Bellingham Bay. Contractors working for the Port of Bellingham will collect sediment samples from the bay and the beach Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 25, 2012. They expect to collect samples from storm drains the following week. This round […]

  • 11 January 2012

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Sims Metal Management, located at the Port of Redwood City, Calif., to comply with federal Clean Water Act laws following inspections that found evidence of unlawful discharges of PCBs, mercury, lead, copper and zinc into San Francisco Bay. The South Bay facility is home to one of the […]

  • 19 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    All is ready for the next phase of the Whitianga’s Boat Ramp Project, reported today the Thames Coromandel District Council. Earlier this year the Mercury Bay Community Board supported this project which sets out the plan to improve existing boat and wharf facilities around the town. According to the District, the plan looks at ways to […]

  • 11 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    A wooden groyne is to be trialed at Buffalo Beach, off the end of the already completed stage two rock seawall, announced today the Thames-Coromandel Council. It’s expected the groyne will promote enough sand build-up towards the north of Buffalo Beach to negate the construction of a further rock seawall as well as allow for more […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The restoration of the Ferry Landing Stone Wharf in Whitianga is taking another step with Auckland Stone Masons coming down to start rebuilding sections of the wharf wall. This work is planned to start in late October and is expected to last six weeks. The Ferry Landing Wharf is one of the oldest working stone wharves […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Thames-Coromandel District has just released a snapshot of some of the infrastructure works going around the district in October and November. In Mercury Bay, the coastal protection wall being built at Brophy’s Beach is going well and will be completed by November. The Tairua-Pauanui flood protection works, including construction of a bridge extension at Manaia Road […]

  • 19 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Construction of the rock seawall extension at Buffalo Beach in Whitianga will be completed by the end of June, according to Thames-Coromandel District. The rock seawall is being constructed to protect the road, residential properties and the reserve on Buffalo Beach Road from coastal erosion. “We needed the strength of a rock wall here as the beach […]

  • 19 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Thames-Coromandel District Council staff and contractors on Monday and Tuesday quickly carried out repair work to the coastline around Mercury Bay, caused by Tropical Cyclone Pam. The four areas that were affected were Cooks Beach, Buffalo Beach, Brophy’s Beach and Whangapoua. “Council put in some geofabric, rock and sand push-up as a temporary repair,” said Area Manager […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Waikato Regional Council said it is committed to working closely with Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) and local communities to manage coastal hazard risks, such as erosion and flooding, in the face of any increased sea level and climate change pressures. The comment follows the release of a statement from TCDC focusing on the need to […]

  • 6 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a legal agreement with Occidental Chemical Corporation to perform engineering and design work needed to begin the cleanup of the lower 8.3 miles of the lower Passaic River. This work, which includes sampling, evaluating technologies, and doing the engineering work necessary before physical cleanup work can begin, will be […]

  • 17 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Local environmental advocacy group Hands Across the River Coalition, Inc. meets monthly on the last Wednesday of each month and the next meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in Fairhaven, MA. Hands Across the River Coalition, Inc. advocates for the safe cleanup of New Bedford Harbor and other contaminated sites in the […]

  • 12 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yesterday proposed to add the Troy Chemical Corp. site in Newark, New Jersey to its Superfund list of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. Past industrial activity at and in the vicinity of the site, including the manufacture of chemicals, has contaminated Pierson’s Creek, which flows into Newark Bay. Sediment […]

  • 9 August 2013

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined today by Congressmember Bill Pascrell, Jr., New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin, Bergen County Executive Kathleen A. Donovan, Mayor of Lyndhurst Robert Giangeruso and other dignitaries as she announced that work has begun to remove approximately 20,000 cubic yards of highly […]

  • 5 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Sediments in the bottom of Central Puget Sound show declining environmental health over a 10-year period, according to a just-released report from the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology). Central Puget Sound is the area south of Whidbey Island to the Tacoma Narrows. It includes industrialized and urbanized Elliott and Commencement bays, Sinclair Inlet and Bainbridge […]

  • 27 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    In an effort to clean up low levels of historic contamination in the Whatcom Waterway on Bellingham’s waterfront, the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) and Port of Bellingham are preparing for a $25 million cleanup this summer. Before cleanup work begins, Ecology is making a draft engineering design report available for public review and comment […]

  • 10 December 2012

    Dredging of a shipping lane at Quonset Point is underway. State and federal officials expect minimal impacts on the environment, yet waste from past and ongoing dredging projects remains in Narragansett Bay. The three-and-a half-month Quonset dredging effort passed reviews by the state Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), the state Department of Environmental Management (DEM), […]

  • 18 October 2012

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $6.5 million in grants to state and local agencies, and non-profit organizations to restore water quality and wetlands throughout the San Francisco Bay watershed. Grants range from $75,000 to $1.5 million and will support ten projects that prevent pollution, restore streams and tidal marshes, and manage floodwaters in […]

  • 22 June 2012

    Gold Pan California, a gold prospecting supply shop located in the Bay Area, is shining light on a California State Budget loophole which is being exploited by Legislators to enact last minute laws on pet projects and further increase California’s budget deficit. “Californian’s have no idea how much their local Legislators are really costing the […]