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  • REDmeters Launches The Dredging RM2

    REDmeters just released the new RM2, a non-nuclear in-line density meter that can be mounted on any dredging vessel. This is new for the dredging world, that has been struggling to justify contractual pricing with performance. As a result, contractual negotiations today, are mostly based on estimated time to complete the project, not on the work itself. Non-Nuclear ...


    By REDmeters

  • EPA Issues Clean Water Act Permit for Small Suction Dredge Miners in Idaho

    Starting today, small-scale suction dredge miners may begin applying for a new federal water discharge permit to lawfully operate their dredges in Idaho’s rivers lakes and streams.Mining for gold using small suction dredges is a popular activity in Idaho with hundreds of dredges in use, especially during the summer. Small-scale suction dredge miners (using intake nozzles of five inches in ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • IMS Introduces GeoPool Dredge Dewatering Technology

    IMS is pleased to announce the acquisition of a patent pending state-of-the-art dewatering technology that is inexpensive, reusable, scalable, and does not require polymers. The technology was invented by an IMS Versi-Dredge customer and then successfully trialed in the United States and Europe. IMS recently sold several GeoPools to a customer in the U.S.   ...

  • 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

  • U.S. EPA designates area off Guam for disposal of clean sediments from dredging (GU)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has published a Final Rule in the Federal Register designating an ocean disposal site offshore of Guam for clean sediments from dredging projects. Dredging is necessary to maintain or improve safe navigation in existing ports and harbors, as well as when new shipping facilities are built. Whenever possible, the sediments from dredging projects are ...

  • 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 ...

  • Small boost of electricity aids natural clean-up of PCB contaminants

    Applying a low voltage to polluted river sediment can boost microbes’ natural ability to degrade harmful polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contaminants, according to a new study. The approach could be a cost-effective, sustainable strategy to bioremediate polluted sites. PCBs are persistent contaminants as they remain for long periods in the environment, particularly in water, soil and ...

  • Companies Fined and Take Action to Comply with Ocean Dumping Requirements

    Under a recent settlement with EPA, Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co., and the joint venture Cashman-Weeks NB, JV, will pay a penalty and perform additional measures for alleged violations of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA and also known as the Ocean Dumping Act). EPA alleged that the companies violated the Ocean Dumping Act related to dredging ...

  • New dealers in Latin America & The Caribbean

      IMS is pleased to announce that it has sold two (2) IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredges to a contractor in Colombia. The client visited an IMS Model 5012 LP Versi-Dredge at a canal maintenance project in Panama prior to finalizing their purchase with IMS. The two dredges will be used for a major government funded project for performing maintenance ...


  • USA: Genesis Fluid Solutions Mobil RDS System

    Genesis Water Solutions, a Colorado Corporation, is pleased to announce the availability of our mobile Rapid Dewatering System (RDS) using the Joshua process to separate fine particulates. Now, for the first time in the industry: Dredged slurry (fine material) is instantaneously dewatered Dewatering at the same rate the dredge slurry is delivered Small ...


    By Genesis Water Inc.

  • Ocean floor to be cleaned as part of Tasman Bay biosecurity operation

    MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ) is arranging to dredge an area of seabed in Tasman Bay early next week to reduce the risk posed by marine organisms that fell on the ocean floor during the cleaning of an oil rig there late last year. The rig, the Ocean Patriot, had been directed to remove biofouling species that had been listed as potential pests (including New Zealand's green shell mussel) ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • EPA orders Massachusetts developer to restore damaged wetlands

    EPA has ordered a Massachusetts real estate developer to restore approximately 6.3 acres of freshwater wetlands in Rockland, Mass. The wetlands were altered as part of a plan to prepare the site for commercial development. The real estate developer, Ernesto Caparrotta, owns about 12.3 acres of land off Hingham Street in Rockland. Beginning in September of 2004 and continuing through February, ...

  • EPA orders vermont farmer to restore damaged Wetlands (VT)

    A Vermont farmer has been ordered to restore about three acres of freshwater wetlands in Swanton, Vt. that he altered in order to expand a corn field. According to EPA’s complaint, Germain R. Bourdeau, the farmer, began in 2006 to clear, grade, fill and generally alter wetlands at his farm on County Road. Bourdeau, whose Pleasant Acres Farms business also includes fields in New York and ...

  • EPA issues rule to reduce water pollution from construction sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule to help reduce water pollution from construction sites. The agency believes this rule, which takes effect in February 2010 and will be phased in over four years, will significantly improve the quality of water nationwide. Construction activities like clearing, excavating and grading significantly disturb soil and sediment. If that ...

  • EPA orders whately, mass. farmer to restore damaged Wetlands (MA)

    EPA has ordered the restoration of more than 17 acres of freshwater wetlands in Whately, Mass. The forested and scrub wetlands were altered in the course of preparing land for new farm fields. The farmer, James Pasiecnik, owns J. M. Pasiecnik Farms on about 157 acres of land in Whately. Beginning in 1984 and continuing through 2005, Mr. Pasiecnik and workers operating under his direction grubbed, ...

  • Granite Environmental, Inc. has no shortage of turbidity curtains and silt barriers, still available and ready to ship

    Sebastian, FL, May 11, 2010 – Granite Environmental, Inc., located on the East Coast of Florida, can still provide ready to ship turbidity curtains and silt barriers. Where the water pollution market explores a shortage of t ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • Conver on the right track with Amphitrax

    For over 20 years Conver is building amphibious machines. Soon after the introduction of the first amphibious weed cutting boat type C530, came the slightly bigger C580 which could be also used for small scale dredging. The demand for larger and stronger amphibians has only increased since then, especially with the rise of the versatile but light weight Truxor from Sweden. The development of the ...


    By Conver BV

  • Thermometer for the earth

    According to climate change experts, our planet has a fever — melting glaciers are just one stark sign of the radical changes we can expect. But global warming's effects on farming and water resources is still a mystery. A new Tel Aviv University invention, a real-time 'Optical Soil Dipstick' (OSD), may help solve the mystery and provide a new diagnostic tool for assessing the health of our ...


    By ScienceDaily

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