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  • 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 ...

  • Causes of ecological degradation in waterways

    Human activities can have a multitude of different effects on rivers and streams, and it is difficult to identify those that have the biggest impact on aquatic populations. A newly developed method for assessing ecological degradation in waterways helps deal with this problem and could provide crucial information for water managers charged with tackling the root causes of degradation. In the EU, ...

  • London`s Olympic waterways to be opened up

    An east London waterway is being dredged so construction materials can be transported to the Olympic site by barge. A 60 tonne boat has started dredging almost one and half miles of water from from Bow Locks on Bow Creek to the Waterworks River next to the to the site of the planned Olympic pool. Around 30,000 tonnes of silt, gravel and rubble as well as tyres, shopping trolleys, timber and at ...

  • Lower Duwamish Waterway Site Cleanup Agreement Signed

    (Seattle, WA – September 29, 2006) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed an agreement with the City of Seattle and King County under which these two parties will clean up the approximately 3.6-acre Slip 4 Early Action Area on the Lower Duwamish Waterway. The slip, located on the east side of the waterway about 2.8 miles south of Harbor Island, is contaminated with polychlorinated ...

  • Dredging and shoreline remediation

    Many situations can complicate a shoreline’s integrity. These can range from flooding, hurricanes and man-made disasters and can even include aquatic harvesting and human recreation. Making efforts to protect a shoreline from these intrusions helps protect economic and recreational interests. Shoreline remediation is an investment in the overall economic and natural habitat of a community. ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Urban waterways provide important home for wildlife

    Urbanisation plays an important role in changes to biodiversity, so it is important that towns and cities are well managed to protect wildlife. New Dutch research concludes that urban drainage systems, such as ditches and canals, can help maintain the same level of biodiversity as rural waterways. Recommendations are offered to ensure their full potential is met. Urbanisation is increasing, but ...

  • EPA releases final Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund cleanup plan

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the final cleanup plan for the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund site, a major industrial waterway that includes the mouth of the Duwamish River on the south end of Elliott Bay. As part of the cleanup plan, the Washington State Department of Ecology will continue leading source control efforts that reduce incoming pollution to the river and ...

  • Duwamish waterway cleanup options released for public review (WA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Washington State Department of Ecology today released a draft study of cleanup alternatives for the 5-mile-long Lower Duwamish Waterway cleanup site. The agencies are seeking public input on a wide range of cleanup options to reduce toxic pollutants in the waterway. The public can review and comment on the cleanup alternatives online at ...

  • EPA proposes plan for cleaning up Gowanus Canal; Multi-million dollar cleanup to revitalize polluted Brooklyn Waterway

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a proposed cleanup plan for the Gowanus Canal that includes removing some of the contaminated sediment and capping dredged areas. The proposed plan also includes controls to prevent raw sewage overflows and other land-based sources of contamination from compromising the cleanup. The cost of the cleanup plan is expected to be between $467 ...

  • EPA awards $25,000 to Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, Inc. to help protect and restore the basin’s wetlands and waterways

    The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, Inc. $25,000 to develop a stewardship program and conduct a large scale outreach campaign targeting communities with major populations that use the Basin for commercial fishing, sport fishing and other forms of recreation. Through one on one meetings, presentations and training, the project will address environmental ...

  • EPA proposes plan to clean up Lower Duwamish Waterway from decades of industrial pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed plan to clean up the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site, the city’s chief industrial waterway located on the south end of Elliott Bay. The release of the sediment cleanup plan marks the beginning of a public comment period. “The Duwamish is Seattle’s river. This plan is the product of our close coordination among ...

  • Mud Cat MFD-1000 Dredges Operating in the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers

    Multiple amphibious, multi-function dredges from Mud Cat are operating in Iraq to clean various dams and barrages that are positioned along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Iraq’s Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) purchased the MFDs to remove accumulated silt, sand, and vegetation at each dam’s basin. By performing regular dam maintenance, Iraq’s MWR can maintain the designed ...

  • Self-Cleaning Debris Guard, the `Pump Defender`, for IMS and Mud Cat Dredges

    Ellicott Dredge Technologies (EDT) is pleased to announce new technology that will minimize down time by greatly reducing pump and cutterhead clogs in debris rich environments. EDT, through its IMS and Mud Cat product lines, is now offering the self-cleaning debris guard called the “Pump Defender” (patent pending) on its entire horizontal cutterhead product line. The Pump Defender ...

  • Two firms face fines for Ocean dumping violations in dredging operations in Mass. (MA)

    Two New England firms are the subject of enforcement actions by both the U.S. EPA and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for improper disposal of dredged sediments in ocean waters during recent dredging projects in Massachusetts Bay harbor communities. With end of summer boating season and the resumption of annual dredging operations throughout New England waters, companies who are contracted to ...

  • Contaminated Sediment Removal to begin at Pier 4 by the Port of Tacoma

    The Port of Tacoma began dredging contaminated sediments in Blair Waterway on September 15 in preparation to expand Pier 4. The Port detected a marine biocide, called tributyltin, while completing a dredging inspection for the site evaluation to expand Pier 4 for larger ships. The Port of Tacoma has agreed to complete the cleanup of the sediments, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...

  • Final cleanup plan selected for Lockheed West Superfund site

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a Record of Decision for the Lockheed West Superfund Site, outlining the agency’s plan to provide a permanent, long-term remedy for contamination in Elliott Bay near Seattle. “This cleanup plan will protect native wildlife and the health of people who live, work and recreate near Elliott Bay,” said Cami Grandinetti, EPA ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Aquamec Launches new Watermaster Dredger - Classic V

    The amphibious multipurpose Watermaster dredgers are used worldwide in flood prevention, deepening shallow waterways, cleaning urban canals, building infrastructure in water environment and industrial-pond maintenance work. With its large selection of heavy duty attachments, the versatile Watermaster can do all the work that conventionally requires separate machines, including dredging, ...


    By Watermaster - Aquamec Ltd.

  • Boeing Digs into Duwamish as Part of Wildlife Habitat Restoration

    Boeing [NYSE:BA] has begun dredging the waterway near its former Plant 2 facility, a major step in the company's commitment to restore natural habitat along the industrial Lower Duwamish Waterway. While the city of Seattle, King County, the Port of Seattle, Boeing and many other businesses along the waterway will be involved in the overall cleanup of the Lower Duwamish, the Plant 2 work starts ...


    By The Boeing Company

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