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  • 7 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The EPA recently released its proposed plan to clean up the Gowanus Canal Superfund site and will hold public meetings on January 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Public School 58 (the Carroll School), 330 Smith Street, Brooklyn and on January 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Joseph Miccio Community Center, 110 West 9th […]

  • 30 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a Record of Decision for the Lockheed West Superfund Site, outlining the agency’s plan to provide a permanent, long-term remedy for contamination in Elliott Bay near Seattle. “This cleanup plan will protect native wildlife and the health of people who live, work and recreate near Elliott Bay,” said Cami […]

  • 30 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Region 2 of the U.S. EPA will evaluate, in close coordination with the State of New York, approximately 1,800 sediment samples taken in 2017 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) from the Upper Hudson River. EPA also will continue efforts to complete the study of the Upper Hudson River and conduct […]

  • 29 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Another environmental milestone has been reached at the former Lockheed West Seattle Shipyard/Shipyard 2 on Seattle’s Elliott Bay. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued an order to the Lockheed Martin Corporation for the cleanup of their property on Seattle’s Elliott Bay. Lockheed West Seattle/Shipyard 2, is the latest in a series of more than […]

  • 28 June 2012

    EPA has completed a five-year review of the Hudson River dredging remedy. This was the second major review of this project in two years — and the second time EPA has reaffirmed the scope of the project. EPA’s review concludes that the dredging project “will be protective of human health and the environment upon completion” […]

  • 4 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Cuyahoga County, Education, Environment & Sustainability Committee held a public hearing yesterday, February 3rd, to discuss concerns regarding dredging and the dumping of dredged materials from the upper Cuyahoga River federal navigation channel. At the meeting, Port of Cleveland and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers together with the Ohio EPA discussed USACE’s proposal to dump sediment dredged from the upper […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Around-the-clock dredging operations on the Hudson River commenced yesterday, and will continue through November in a 14-mile section of the Upper Hudson between Schuylerville and Stillwater, Saratoga County. Dredging began near Fort Edward, 40 miles north of Albany, in 2009, and GE’s contractors thus far have removed 70 percent of the total that the U.S. […]

  • 15 October 2012

    Members of the Geosyntec team will attend and present technical sessions at the Dredging 2012 conference, set for October 22-25 in San Diego, California. The specialty forum on dredging and dredge material disposal is expected to draw hundreds of engineers, scientists, and thought leaders from the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The four-day […]

  • 21 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced last Friday, December 18, that the state has filed a request for a public hearing over the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed plan to place dredged material from the Cleveland Harbor directly in Lake Erie. Dredging ensures that water is deep enough for commercial cargo ships to safely […]

  • 12 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The public has two additional weeks to review and comment on draft rule changes to the state’s Sediment Management Standards (SMS) for cleaning up contaminated in-water sediments. The current public comment period started Aug. 15, 2012, and was slated to end Oct. 15. But the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is extending the end date […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller has signed a formal request asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to lift restrictions on dredging in Waukegan Harbor following cleanup of historic industrial contamination of the harbor located on Lake Michigan. “Thanks to the leadership of Governor Pat Quinn, and the hard work of state, […]

  • 31 January 2014

    Geosyntec Consultants announced the promotion of a new group of practitioners to senior roles in the United States and Canada. Practitioners Promoted to Senior Roles at Geosyntec are: – Scott Compston, an environmental scientist whose practice focuses on the remediation of contaminated sediments. He has conducted site investigations at complex upland and sediment sites throughout […]

  • 15 April 2012

      Congressman Maurice Hinchey wrote U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Judith Enck to call for a more robust, thorough and detailed 5-year review of the Hudson River PCB remediation effort. EPA, which has become the target of politically motivated budget cuts from U.S. House Republicans, recently released a plan for a 1 month […]

  • 7 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Indiana Harbor and Canal has not been dredged since 1972, but thanks to a truly collaborative effort, the Corps has started to safely remove and contain sediment to not only restore deep draft commercial navigation but improve water quality in southern Lake Michigan. Over a period of eight to 10 years, the Indiana Harbor […]

  • 23 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The public is invited to comment on proposed options for cleaning up the Cornwall Avenue site on the Bellingham waterfront through Sept. 20. The Port of Bellingham, with Washington Department of Ecology oversight, compiled a draft report that details contamination found on the site and evaluates potential cleanup options. Ecology is hosting a public meeting […]

  • 24 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dave Himmelheber, Ph.D., a Geosyntec environmental engineer based in New Jersey, has published a chapter on contaminated sediments in a monograph issued by the environmental research arms of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Dr. Himmelheber’s chapter, “In Situ Biotransformation of Contaminants in Sediments,” appears as part of Processes, Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, […]

  • 18 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    GRC (Grond Recyclage Centrum, Soil Recycling Center) today celebrates its 20 years of existence. As a pioneer in soil recycling, GRC is still at the top of soil remediation. Thanks to continuing investments and innovations in the last 20 years, it processes a wide range of contaminated materials today. GEC was founded even before the […]

  • 7 November 2011

    This latest dredging effort started in May 2011 and focused on the northern cove on the Acushnet side of the Harbor and off-shore from the Titleist facility on Hadley Street in New Bedford. Approximately 11 acres of sediment were dredged this year, resulting in the removal of more than 21,600 cubic yards of contaminated sediment. […]

  • 31 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently bestowed its annual “Citizen Excellence in Community Involvement Award” on a community advisory group formed to raise awareness and solicit public input into the agency’s proposed $1.7 billion Superfund cleanup of the Passaic River. The award, which recognizes a “significant contribution” to a Superfund cleanup, went to the […]

  • 28 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has adopted changes to the state’s standards for cleaning up contaminated in-water sediments. The changes take effect Sept. 1, 2013. In 1991, Ecology first adopted the Sediment Management Standards (SMS) for guiding the management of sediments. The SMS rule is used to conduct environmental cleanup work, manage the dredging […]

  • 2 May 2012

    Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that the United States has entered into a Settlement Agreement with a successor trust to Chapter 11 debtor MOTORS LIQUIDATION COMPANY, formerly known as General Motors Corporation, to settle Old GM’s environmental liabilities to the Environmental Protection Agency arising from […]

  • 18 October 2012

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has scheduled two meetings so the public can provide input on the proposed Grasse River cleanup. “It’s important for the EPA to hear us on this issue,” said Tribal Chief Randy Hart. “One way is for us to participate in the public meetings. The other is to write to […]

  • 28 December 2011

    AquaBlok, Ltd., a leading manufacturer of composite particle materials for environmental remediation, has developed a new product for in-situ treatment and remediation of contaminated sediments. The new technology represents an improvement over costly remediation methods like dredging and conventional capping that can damage existing ecosystems. The company has developed a new in-situ reactive amendment based […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    WEDA’s Chair of the Environmental Commission, Craig Vogt, announced the 2014 winners of the WEDA Environmental Excellence Awards at the organization’s annual conference held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The WEDA Environmental Excellence Awards are given annually in two categories: navigation dredging and environmental dredging. For navigation dredging: The 2014 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 January 2013

    The public comment period has ended for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s $243 million cleanup plan for the Grasse River Alcoa site in upstate New York, but the Mohawk Tribe is no happier with the proposal than when it was introduced in October 2012. That was two months after New York Senator Charles Schumer urged […]