environmental dredging News

  • Dredging short courses

    When I first started as an applications engineer for SRS Crisafulli, I searched for information on the subject of dredging. I was surprised to find there was very little non-commercial content available. I have since found a pair of short courses, offered annually by Texas A&M, which I recommend highly to any professional interested in dredging. The Center for Dredging Studies at Texas ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Dredging and reclamation seminar

    For (future) decision makers and their advisors in governments, port and harbour authorities, offshore companies and other organisations that have to execute dredging projects, the International Association of Dredging Companies, in co-operation with UNESCO-IHE, organises the International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation. The Seminar will take place in Delft, The Netherlands from Monday 21 to ...


  • Dredging seminar 35th edition

    Since dredging is an indispensable, but often misunderstood, tool in land reclamation projects, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has developed an ‘International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation'. The seminar is continually updated for this 35th edition of the Seminar will be held in co-operation with the National University of Singapore and take place at the ...


  • GE Completes Hudson River Dredging

    GE [NYSE: GE] today (Oct 2, 2015) announced it has completed dredging in New York’s Upper Hudson River. Since 2009, GE has removed the majority of PCBs from the Upper Hudson River in one of the largest and most successful environmental cleanup projects ever undertaken in the United States. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has called the project an historic achievement that ...


    By General Electric

  • Water quality protected during dredging of Somerset Levels

    A special monitoring system is helping protect water quality on the Somerset Levels and Moors where a major dredging operation is under way following severe flooding. The system, which was supplied by OTT Hydrometry and installed by Wavelength Environmental, is designed to protect the river ecology by issuing email alerts if water quality deteriorates beyond pre-set conditions. Any such alerts ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • EPA objects to dredging permit proposals (KS, MO)

    EPA has determined that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Draft Environmental Impact Statement presents insufficient scientific information to support dredging permits allowing sand and gravel removal from the Missouri River. The applicant’s proposal would allow the removal of 11,615,000 tons per year of main channel river bottom material. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, ...

  • Mud Cat™ Auger Dredge used in `Perfect Project`

    Experienced public works directors don't need a crystal ball to see into the future. When the EPA established new water quality regulations in 2005, the public works officials in Cobb County, Georgia, knew that major rehabilitation work at their water treatment plants was on the horizon. The Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority (CCMWA) in suburban Atlanta recently completed the largest dredging ...

  • Impact of one-off dredging deposits important for licensing

    New insights into the impact of dredging on the environment highlight the distinction between small, frequent deposits of sediments arising from maintenance dredging, and larger one-off capital deposits. Understanding this distinction is crucial for effective licensing and monitoring of dredging. When sediment is removed from the bottom of a body of water and deposited elsewhere, as in dredging, ...

  • Sixth Season of Hudson River Dredging Begins; Historic Dredging Project Draws to a Close; Next Up: Cleaning Up Floodplains

    Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck announced the start of the sixth, and final, season of dredging of PCB-contaminated sediments from the bottom of the Hudson River. The historic dredging project – one of the largest and most complex cleanups in Superfund history – began in 2009. The EPA is overseeing the dredging project that is being ...

  • Granite Environmental Inc has turbidity curtains and silt barriers for water pollution prevention and dredging jobs in stock, ready to ship

    Sebastian, FL, May 3, 2010 – Granite Environmental, Inc., located on the East Coast of Florida, has in stock and ready to ship turbidity curtains and silt barriers. Due to the oil spill catastrophe in the Gulf of ...

  • U.S. Senator: Don`t Dump Dredge Spoil in New Jersey Park

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, a New Jersey Democrat, is calling upon the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to drop its plan to use a nature park in New Jersey for dumping dredging waste. The Corps is seeking approval from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, DEP, to use at least 70 acres of the 250 acre Palmyra Cove Nature ...

  • Innovative dredging technology accelerates removal of residual contamination in Ashtabula River

    The US EPA's Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) and their non-federal sponsor, the Ashtabula City Port Authority, along with the State of Ohio, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and a consortium of private companies collaborated to design and implement an innovative approach for addressing extensive sediment contamination in a portion of the Ashtabula River near Lake Erie. The ...

  • Enbridge begins new dredging project on Kalamazoo River to comply with EPA Order

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Enbridge has begun a new round of dredging in Michigan’s Kalamazoo River to clean up oil from the company’s July 2010 pipeline spill. The cleanup work is required by EPA’s March 2013 administrative order, which requires Enbridge to complete additional dredging by the end of the year above the Ceresco Dam, upstream of ...

  • Duke plans to dredge river as coal ash deal dumped

    Duke Energy said Tuesday it plans to begin dredging coal ash out of a North Carolina river as the state's environmental agency moved to scuttle a previously proposed settlement with the company over pollution leaking from waste dumps at its power plants. Lawyers for the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources asked a judge ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA, Illinois and local officials announce major dredging project at Waukegan Harbor

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the State of Illinois and Waukegan officials joined forces today to kick off a Superfund dredging project needed to remove the Waukegan Harbor "Area of Concern" (AOC) from a list of toxic hot spots identified in the 1987 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. "Today, Waukegan Harbor is going from what was once called 'the world's worst PCB mess' to one of ...

  • EPA resumes ninth season of dredging in New Bedford harbor

    EPA is set to begin the ninth season of dredging at the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site. Mobilization for the dredging began the week of May 28, and dredging is set to begin towards the end of June. Through September 2012, EPA will again be hydraulically dredging areas at the bottom of the harbor that have been contaminated from earlier decades of industrial pollution. Contamination of the ...

  • Superfund dredging resumes for seventh season in New Bedford Harbor (MA)

    Through the first two weeks of June, work crews will be mobilizing equipment and personnel for the startup of EPA’s seventh season of Superfund dredging in New Bedford Harbor. Dredging is officially set to begin on June 14, 2010. This is the same cleanup process that has been used since the start of full scale dredging in 2004. In total, approximately 193,000 cubic yards of PCB-contaminated ...

  • EPA concludes season’s dredging of New Bedford harbor contaminated sediment

    This latest dredging effort started in May 2011 and focused on the northern cove on the Acushnet side of the Harbor and off-shore from the Titleist facility on Hadley Street in New Bedford. Approximately 11 acres of sediment were dredged this year, resulting in the removal of more than 21,600 cubic yards of contaminated sediment. Dredging activities will resume again in Summer 2012. The dredged ...

  • Dredging a Pointless Activity – Plastic Rainwater Tanks a Winning Solution

    Dredging is a pointless activity according to a coalition of environmental groups who are requesting that the Government scales down its preferred method of flood prevention. The Blueprint for Water Coalition is urging the Government to spend resources traditionally channelled into dredging on more effective, alternative flood-control methods. According to Mark Lloyd of the Angling Trust, a ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • New York Funds Dredging of Storm-Ravaged Federal Waterway

    ALBANY, New York, July 16, 2007 (ENS) - Governor Eliot Spitzer has signed legislation allowing the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation to access $7.5 million for the dredging of Jones Inlet and the rebuilding of beaches on Long Island's south shore. 'By signing this legislation, we are facilitating the necessary dredging of Jones Inlet and the rehabilitation of Point Lookout's ...

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