dredging spill monitoring News

  • SediMeters can save corals from dredging

    The ongoing dredging of Miami Harbor has caused siltation (the accumulation of sediments) on the coral reefs outside the harbor. In a settlement of a recent lawsuit, the contractor, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has agreed to pay $400,000 for moving corals out of the way. They are not using any instrument for measuring the sediment accumulation, even though such an instrument exists, is ...


    By Lindorm, Inc.

  • Shell Gannet Field oil spill

    Further to the update issued by Shell on 21 August, statement by Mr Hugh Shaw, the Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention, appointed by the UK Government to oversee the operation. Mr Shaw said: ...

  • Operators of Falmouth Docks fined for pollution spill

    A ship repair company has been ordered to pay £24,300 in fines and costs for polluting Cornwall's famous Fal estuary with toxic paint sludge. The case was brought by the Environment Agency and Cornwall Council. On September 29, 2011 the Agency received a report of pollution in the estuary. On arrival an officer saw a large rusty-coloured plume in the harbour covering an area approximately ...

  • TVA says ash spill cleanup could take 3 years

    A massive coal ash spill in Tennessee could take three years to clean up, followed by potentially years of environmental monitoring, the Tennessee Valley Authority says. The nation’s largest public utility is pushing to get some 3 million cubic yards of ash cleared from the Emory River by spring 2010 - about 18 months after the Dec. 22 disaster at the Kingston Fossil Plant. 'We feel that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA announces expo and public meeting on Marshall, Mich. oil spill (MI)

    Environmental Protection Agency Region 5, joined by its government partners for the Enbridge oil spill response, will hold an expo and public meeting Nov. 8 in Battle Creek, Mich., to update residents on the status of the cleanup and the long-term role of EPA. EPA is the federal On-Scene Coordinator for this incident. EPA will outline response activities that have been completed along with areas ...

  • Plan to dump sediment on Great Barrier Reef OK`d

    The government agency that oversees Australia's Great Barrier Reef on Friday approved a plan to dump vast swathes of sediment on the reef as part of a major coal port expansion - a decision that environmentalists say will endanger one of the world's most fragile ecosystems. The federal government in December approved the expansion of the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Beacon Institute Extends River Observatory Network to Fort Edward

    Collaboration With General Electric Launches Real-Time Monitoring of the Upper Hudson RiverFORT EDWARD, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 06/24/10 -- Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries announced today that it has deployed its first of many real-time monitoring stations that will monitor the northern reaches of the Hudson River. Launched in cooperation with ...


    By Marketwire

  • July infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 419 decisions, including 63 reasoned ...

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