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North Atlantic Division Restores Hurricane Sandy Damaged Beaches

On December 21, with the completion of a project in Westhampton, New York, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division finished its last 25 emergency beach repair projects authorized after Hurricane Sandy.

January-February 2015
Poplar Island Reaching Capacity; Expansion Authorized by WRRDA 2014

Poplar Island Reaching Capacity; Expansion Authorized by WRRDA 2014

Poplar Island, approximately 15 miles south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, is an environmental restoration project and placement site for maintenance material from the Chesapeake Bay navigation channels in Maryland. Its official name is the Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project.

January-February 2015
Coral Relocation Completed for Miami Harbor Deepening; Project in the Final Stretch

Coral Relocation Completed for Miami Harbor Deepening; Project in the Final Stretch

In November, as part of a major deepening and widening project at the Port of Miami, the port, along with the Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) relocated coral colonies from the project area. Great Lakes Dredge and Dock is working to deepen the harbor channel from 42 feet to 50, and the project area encompasses the diverse Biscayne Bay, requiring extensive environmental monitoring and mitigation.

January-February 2015
New Orleans District Creates Marshland at Mouth of the Mississippi

New Orleans District Creates Marshland at Mouth of the Mississippi

In 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District created 850 acres of wetlands with the placement of approximately 60 percent of the material dredged from Southwest Past at the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana.

November-December 2014
Inner Space Services Optimizes and Automates Water Treatment Process

Inner Space Services Optimizes and Automates Water Treatment Process

Inner Space Services, Inc. (ISSI) is a hydraulic dredging and marine contractor that specializes in dredging, treatment and dewatering of contaminated and non-contaminated dredge materials. From its work dredging and treating contaminated sediment, ISSI developed the Optimizer system, a self-contained, portable PLC controlled slurry processing system. The fully automated system analyzes the dredge slurry as it passes through the pipeline to determine the exact percent of solids in a slurry mixture and interreads with other parameters including flow and trending to calculate and dose the dredge slurry with the correct amount of polymer to treat and dewater the specific sediment.

November-December 2014
Texas’ Cedar Bayou Reconnects with Gulf of Mexico

Texas’ Cedar Bayou Reconnects with Gulf of Mexico

September-October 2014

Restoration and Coastal Resiliency on the Atlantic Coast

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment in the Climate Action Plan to make coastal communities more resilient against future storms, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced on June 16, $102.7 million in competitive matching grants to support 54 projects along the Atlantic coast. The grants will fund science-based solutions to restore wetlands and other natural areas and better manage stormwater to protect for major storms.

July-August 2014

Shipping Industry Testifies Over EPA Fuel Rule

In March, Congressional leaders heard from shipping industry representative Rod Jones, president of the CSL Group, and Bill Terry, CEO of Eagle Rock Aggregates, about a new shipping fuel requirement from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), set to take effect in 2015.

June 2014

RSC Lubricant Accepted for VGP

June 2014
PIANC Releases Environmental Assessment Guideline Report

PIANC Releases Environmental Assessment Guideline Report

PIANC has released a report from EnviCom Working Group 143 that provides guidance when conducting an initial assessment of the environmental effects of navigation and infrastructure projects.

June 2014
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