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2008-06-16 18:00:16

By Kevin Turner FERNANDINA BEACH - Nourishment of Amelia Island's north-end beaches with 1.725 million cubic yards of sand is expected to begin within the next week, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman said last week. "They're going to start at Second Avenue and work northward for two to three weeks and then turn and head back south," said Public Affairs Specialist Barry Vorst. Weeks Marine will dredge sand from an ocean floor sandbar about 2,000 feet southeast of the Forth Clinch...

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2007-07-29 06:20:00

In his 49th year of life, veteran miner Jeff Kilgore feels increased kinship with the original 49ers who long ago worked the same frigid river high in the Sierra Nevada. It's different now. The Gold Rush is gone. Kilgore uses modern equipment -- a gas-powered gold dredger -- to vacuum precious flecks from the cobbled rock beneath the Yuba River. And the takings are slim. On good days, thanks to high gold prices, Kilgore says he recovers enough gold to earn $100 selling minuscule pieces and...

2007-04-13 18:00:20

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ:GLDD)(NASDAQ:GLDDW) -- the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of commercial and industrial demolition services, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase dredging equipment from Weeks Marine, Inc. ("Weeks"). Weeks, a Cranford, New Jersey Company, is a major provider of dredging services, marine construction and stevedoring activities. The terms of the agreement...

2006-11-13 06:00:18

By Rona Kobell, The Baltimore Sun Nov. 13--The Maryland Port Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are proposing to spend more than $1 billion to rebuild two islands in the Chesapeake Bay -- the government's latest plan to use dredge spoil from shipping channels to enhance the environment. The two agencies propose to remove tons of silt and sediment from the state's waters, then haul it down the bay to create a 2,000-acre wildlife preserve at James Island, a spit of land...

2006-08-08 07:49:05

By Peter Henderson PILOTTOWN, Louisiana (Reuters) - Louisiana is mining a new type of black gold: Mississippi River mud. A pilot project at the river mouth shows how the hurricane-ravaged state may be able to rebuild its vanishing coast with fertile river bottom soil now dumped by dredges into the ocean. Louisiana continuously clears the bottom of the Mississippi River to aid navigation, then dumps far offshore sediment that the river carries from tributaries in more than 30...

2006-02-23 08:00:55

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Authorities are resorting to a risky new method aimed at helping preserve what is believed to be the sunken flagship of the pirate Blackbeard. The Army Corps of Engineers is creating an underwater sand dune to shelter the Queen Anne's Revenge, which sits about 26 feet underwater off the North Carolina coast. The untried method could potentially damage the ship, which sank in 1718. But if it works, experts said it could be a model for protecting other underwater...

2005-11-11 15:46:47

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Low water levels closed a nine-mile stretch of the Mississippi River near Lake Providence, Mississippi, on Friday afternoon, industry sources said. The U.S. Coast Guard said it stopped barge traffic at 11:27 a.m. CST and enacted a safety zone, which requires vessels to get permission to transit the area, said Petty Officer Jay Sky. A dredge was in the area to deepen the navigation channel, he added. "It's absolutely shut the river down," said an industry...

2005-10-06 21:31:47

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government and General Electric Co. said on Thursday they reached an agreement to begin dredging New York's Hudson River to remove toxic waste. The effort to remove polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from a 43-mile stretch of the Hudson River is due to begin in 2007 under the terms of the agreement filed in federal court in Albany, New York. GE said it has committed $111 million to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for past costs and future...


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