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Two Years of Dredging Removes Decades of Muck from Florida’s Eau Gallie River

A $24 million dredging project on the Eau Gallie river in Melbourne, Florida that was decades overdue, wrapped up on March 31. Florida Dredge & Dock of Tarpon Springs, Florida removed the equivalent of 40,000 dump truck loads of muck. Material was dredged, piped to a dredged material management area… 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

Jacksonville District Begins Study Process for Future Miami Harbor Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District held a conference call on April 26 to provide an update on the progress of the Navigation Improvement Study for the Miami Harbor in Florida. The area being examined includes the outer entrance channel, Fisher Island turning basin, Fisherman’s Channel and Lummus… Read More