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Great Lakes Remediation Group Completes Key Wildlife Restoration on Harsens Island

Great Lakes Remediation Group Completes Key Wildlife Restoration on Harsens Island

Great Lakes Sediment Remediation, LLC (GLSR) has completed the Krispin Drain Habitat Restoration, moving the State of Michigan one step closer to eliminating a major environmental area of concern (AOC).

January-February 2016

PORT OF TACOMA DREDGES CONTAMINATED SEDIMENT

In September, the Port of Tacoma began dredging contaminated sediment in Blaire Waterway, in preparation to expand Pier 4. The Port detected a marine biocide, called tributyltin, while completing a dredging inspection for the site evaluation to expand Pier 4 for larger ships. The Port of Tacoma has agreed to complete the cleanup of the sediments, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will oversee.

November-December 2015

How to Build the Next Generation of Greener Hopper Dredges

For decades, the leadership and technological supremacy in the field of trailing suction hopper dredge design and construction has resided in Western Europe, particularly the Netherlands. While there have been significant changes in the maritime, shipbuilding and dredging industries, much of the current fleet of U.S. hopper dredges includes obsolete design features that would not be found on a contemporary European dredge. These out-of-date features economically and environmentally penalize the operators for the life of the vessel and restrict the efficiency of the fleet for the ships’ entire lives.

September-October 2015
Fire Island Stabilization Projects Are Proceeding

Fire Island Stabilization Projects Are Proceeding

The New York District Corps of Engineers has let two major dredging contracts to stabilize the protective dunes on New York’s Fire Island, and will advertise two additional contracts at the beginning of 2016.

September-October 2015
Great Lakes Building Dunes to Protect Long Beach Island

Great Lakes Building Dunes to Protect Long Beach Island

Great Lakes Dock & Dredge began pumping sand for sand dunes on Long Beach Island in May. The $128 million storm reduction project is projected to run for 480 days until April 12, 2016.

September-October 2015
Buffalo District to Study Sediment Movement Along Presque Isle Peninsula

Buffalo District to Study Sediment Movement Along Presque Isle Peninsula

To study the movement of sediment along the Presque Isle Bay shoreline in Erie, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District is conducting a particle tracer study to determine if material dredged from Erie Harbor Shipping Channel can be used to nourish and enhance the shoreline growth on the peninsula.

September-October 2015
WEDA Honors Innovative Practices for Environmental Excellence Awards

WEDA Honors Innovative Practices for Environmental Excellence Awards

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) chose its annual Environmental Excellence Awards for Navigation and Environmental Dredging, led by Committee Chair Craig Vogt. The committee presents two awards in each category for the winner and runner up.

July-August 2015
TerraCure Chosen for Oil Site Remediation in Louisiana

TerraCure Chosen for Oil Site Remediation in Louisiana

Michael Behan’s Harbor Resource Management Corporation (HRMC) is about to embark on a commercial demonstration of its TerraCure™ process on a contract in Louisiana to remediate approximately 500 cubic yards of soil contaminated by oil drilling in the early 20th century. The technology was developed for treating contaminated dredged material.

July-August 2015
Sennebogen 870 Material Handlers Work Around the Clock on PCB Remediation Project on the Hudson River

Sennebogen 870 Material Handlers Work Around the Clock on PCB Remediation Project on the Hudson River

Approximately three times a week, for six months of the year, trains depart from upstate New York, en route to one of three EPA-approved long-term disposal facilities. The trains, which are loaded with dewatered, PCB-containing sediments, represent the last leg of a complex environmental dredging project undertaken by General Electric Co. in New York’s Upper Hudson River.

June 2015
CEDA Releases Paper on Environmental Monitoring

CEDA Releases Paper on Environmental Monitoring

The Central Dredging Association (CEDA) has published a new paper. Entitled “Environmental Monitoring Procedures,” this paper describes why and how environmental monitoring is undertaken. It covers the different types of monitoring in relation to the different stages of a dredging project, and includes a series of case studies, which illustrate monitoring methods and uses.

June 2015
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