New Bedford, MA, Harbor Dredging Ends for Year
November 10, 2011
Dredging Today: This latest dredging effort started in May 2011 and focused on the northern cove on the Acushnet side of [New Bedford] harbor and offshore 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 material was pumped directly into a floating pipeline connecting the dredge to EPA’s desanding building located at Sawyer Street, approximately one mile south of the dredged area. Booster pumps, located along the shoreline, helped pump the dredged sediment through the floating pipeline to the desanding facility.
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