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Firm Responsible for Miami Harbor Deepening Project Coral Monitoring Stands By Its Data and Results

In July 2015, the Port of Miami completed a major dredging project to deepen the harbor to 55 feet. The project, permitted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), included monitoring of the coral colonies in the area. Twenty-six locations were monitored, 16 channel-side sites and 10 far-field control… Read More

Beneficial Use Workshop in Peoria Highlights Success of Engineered Soils

Attendees gather at the Beneficial Use Workshop in Peoria, Illinois to discuss strategies for building acceptance for engineered soils as a use for dredged sediments. The Peoria Beneficial Use Dredged Material Workshop was held by the tri-county regional planning commission in early September in Peoria, Illinois. The event addressed the… Read More

Partrac GeoMarine to Test Gamma Spectrometer Technology for Mapping Contaminated Sediments

In June, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded Partrac GeoMarine Inc. a three-year contract to test a new tool for mapping contaminated sediments. The technology will be used at DoD Superfund sites to map the in-situ distribution of contaminants, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated… Read More

Oxygenating System In Savannah Harbor Expansion Is Largest To Date

The largest water oxygenation effort to date, costing about $100 million, is well underway as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). Engineering firm CDM Smith won the prime contract for the oxygenation system in July 2015. Construction and preparation of the sites began in 2016. In April of… Read More

EPA Releases Second Report on Hudson River Superfund Project

On April 11, EPA released its second five-year review report for the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site. The report looked to determine if the remedy was successful, as outlined by the 2002 Record of Decision (ROD). For now, EPA will defer its final determination about the protectiveness of the remedy… Read More