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  • 16 January 2013

    Oceana is protesting about Spanish plans to dump Mercury-rich sediment dredged from a Minorcan harbour into the open ocean. The organisation has requested the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) report on management of the material extracted in the dredging of Mahón harbour. This project involves the extraction of 200,000 m3 of sediment, with a mercury […]

  • 26 May 2010

    Environmental and Lake Erie boating groups are suing to try to stop the Army Corps of Engineers from dumping massive amounts of sediment… [mappress] Source: wksu, May 26, 2010;

  • 17 July 2013

    DC- Congressman Steve King (IA-04) released the following statement after his amendment to the FY2014 Energy and Water Appropriations Act was adopted. The amendment prohibits the US Army Corps of Engineers from dumping dredged spoil from shallow water habitat into the Missouri River. “Sediment dumping, a practice that is detrimental to both environmental and flood […]

  • 5 February 2016

    After the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers refused to stop Lake Erie sediment dumping, Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge released the following statement: “I am deeply disappointed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to reject the Port of Cleveland’s request and continue its push to dump potentially harmful sediment from the Cuyahoga River into […]

  • 23 March 2011

    A new sediment dump will be built north of Lantau by 2016, the Development Bureau said. (thestandard) [mappress] Source: thestandard, March 23, 2011  

  • 5 July 2010

    An independent investigation has been ordered by the government into the dumping of dredged waste at Whitsand Bay in Cornwall…   [mappress] Source: news.bbc, July 6, 2010;

  • 19 July 2011

    Despite concerns about leaks, the Environmental Protection Agency and property owners in Portland Harbor continue to pursue building … More info: oregonlive By Scott Learn [mappress] Source: oregonlive, July 19, 2011;

  • 19 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, along with five other members of the Ohio Delegation (Marcy Kaptur, Bob Gibbs, Tim Ryan, David P. Joyce, James Renacci) sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expressing support for the Port of Cleveland’s plan modification to permanently stop sediment dumping in Lake Erie. Following the recent dispute over […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    A Greens motion to stop sediment dumping in the Great Barrier Reef has passed the Senate today. “With two days of sitting left, Labor has belatedly decided that allowing the big mining companies to dump sediment in the Great Barrier Reef is a bad idea,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said. “This sudden […]

  • 18 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Port of Cleveland recently petitioned the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works to modify the description of the Cleveland Harbor navigation project in law to prevent sediment dredged from the Cuyahoga River from being placed in Lake Erie. That request has now been supported by a bipartisan group of six US Congressional Representatives from Ohio. […]

  • 9 July 2013

       The Australian Greens are urging Environment Minister Butler to reject the dredging and dumping proposal for the Abbot Point coal port expansion before the election, after he deferred a decision on the project today. “The Abbot Point coal port expansion would see up to 3 million cubic metres of sediment dumped in our precious […]

  • 11 August 2010

    A group of surfers say plans by Port Otago to dump dredge sediment near Aramoana spit could spoil the area’s world-famous surf break…   radionz [mappress] Source: radionz, August 12, 2010;

  • 8 July 2013

    New federal Environment Minister Mark Butler is due tomorrow to decide on a proposal to dump masses of sediment in the Great Barrier Reef for the expansion of the Abbot Point coal port. “This is another type of Abbot that Labor should oppose – the Abbot Point coal port expansion would see up to 3 […]

  • 2 January 2012

    Nicaragua plans to extend dredging operations in the San Juan River to remove sediment dumped by Costa Rica with the construction of a road in the South Bank, Government sources certified on Friday. The commander Eden Pastora also said that the government will try to stop the ecological crime committed by the Costa Rican administration […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens today welcomed Mark Butler’s appointment to the environment portfolio, calling on him to commit to acting on key environment issues where Labor has been all talk and no action in the past. “Labor has been all talk and no action on protecting national parks from logging, mining and grazing and on protecting […]

  • 10 July 2013

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has expressed concern that State and Federal Ministers have missed the opportunity to address the impacts of rapid industrial development along the Queensland coast. AMCS Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director Felicity Wishart said the Ministers had ignored the international recommendations of UNESCO to stop work now on all industrial […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Newman and Abbott governments’ Great Barrier Reef draft strategic assessment report, released today, won’t save the Reef from the onslaught of existing coal port proposals it currently faces, according to greensmps.org.au. “The strategic assessment doesn’t apply to projects already on the books, namely the massive coal ports that UNESCO expressed extreme concern about before […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Building upon historic changes undertaken earlier this year to improve Lake Erie water quality, Ohio has reached an agreement with Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario to achieve a 40 percent reduction in the amount of phosphorus entering Lake Erie’s western basin by 2025.  “Lake Erie is one of our state’s crown jewels for […]

  • 10 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The $1.64 billion expansion of Townsville’s port took a step forward last week with more opportunity for comment on its environmental impact statement (AEIS). State Development Minister, Dr Anthony Lynham, said that while the expansion was vital, it needed to proceed at no cost to the Great Barrier Reef. “This $1.64 billion proposal includes deepening and […]

  • 6 May 2011

    A Salem, Mass. dredging company has agreed to pay a penalty of $105,000 to settle EPA claims that it improperly disposed of dredged sediments. EPA asserted that Burnham Associates violated the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act, commonly known as the Ocean Dumping Act, as part of a dredging project in Hingham Harbor. Burnham, through […]

  • 29 December 2009

    Marina waste will be dumped on the continental shelf near Great Barrier Island in a trial given the go-ahead by Maritime New Zealand… Source: The New Zealand Herald, December 28, 2009; [mappress]

  • 4 June 2010

    Waste is being dumped in South Cornwall’s Whitsand Bay, as dredging takes place for a harbour development at Plymouth. [mappress] Source: divernet, June 4, 2010;

  • 9 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has granted consent to Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL) to dispose of dredged sediment at an authorized dumping site.  According to EPA’s announcement, the consent is to dump dredged material from maintenance dredging (up to 50,000 cubic meters per year) and capital dredging (up to 2,000,000 cubic meters over the […]

  • 10 July 2013

    Improvements in the Great Barrier Reef Report Card released today are dwarfed by the impacts of the dredging and dumping the old parties are allowing in the Great Barrier Reef for the big mining companies, say the Australian Greens. “We’ve seen some reduction in chemical runoff from some reef catchments reported today but the old […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 May 2012

    Tendering process for the Hussainsagar dredging work has been completed and a concurrence from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is funding the Hussainsagar and Catchment Area Improvement Project, is awaited. According to The Hindu, the dredging of the sediments looks at collecting a whopping 10 lakh cubic metre, i.e., around 12 lakh tonne, […]