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Whatcom Waterway Remediation Project Removed Contaminated Sediment and Waterfront Structures to Allow for Mixed Use Access

Whatcom Waterway in Bellingham, Washington, has an extensive history of industrial use in the waterway and on the shoreline dating back to the mid-1900s. The Port of Bellingham owns the upland properties and is managing environmental cleanups in and around the waterway. Phase 1 construction of the remediation was conducted… Read More

Royal Boskalis Turns to Biofuels

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has begun using a biofuel blend for its trailing suction hopper dredge Prins der Nederlanden and previously used a B50 biofuel blend in equipment for the Marker Wadden dredging project. The use of the blend is part of the “Boskalis on Bio”… Read More

Randle Reef Remediation Moves Hamilton Harbor Closer Toward Area of Concern Delisting

Dredging has kicked off stage two for one of the largest remediation projects that has ever been done in Canada. The contract for the Randle Reef Environmental Remediation Project dredge work was awarded to Fraser River Pile & Dredge (FRPD) with its partner Milestone… Read More

Jacksonville District Preps San Juan Harbor Study for PED Phase; First Study Completed Under Corps’ New Accelerated Process

On August 23, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District signed the Chief of Engineers Report for the San Juan Harbor Navigation Improvements Study. The Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment, which began September 16, 2015, was completed in June. The recommended plan includes deepening Cut-6 of the… Read More

NOAA Installs Sensors at Port Everglades

In June, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) developed and installed an advanced sensor device for the Port Everglades to monitor real-time tides, currents, water levels and other meteorlogical information. The newly installed Port Everglades Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®) is available on the port’s website at porteverglades.net… Read More

Ohio State and Federal Agencies Look to Beneficial Use as Open-Lake Disposal Ban Approaches

The State of Ohio has many reasons to be thinking about dredged material – its confined disposal facilities (CDFs) are reaching their capacity, and as of July 2020, open-lake placement of dredged material will be banned in all Ohio harbors. With shrinking budgets removing less material and fewer places to… Read More