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Judge Blocks Clean Water Rule

A federal judge in North Dakota blocked the Clean Water Rule from taking effect Friday in 13 states. The rule, authored by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers expands the reach of the Clean Water Act to protect US streams and wetlands from pollution. While the EPA says … Read more »

Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech Awarded $185 Environmental Remediation Contract

Tetra Tech has been awarded a $185 million multiple award environmental remediation contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District. Through this five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, Tetra Tech will support the investigation, design, and removal of hazardous, toxic, and radioactive materials at military and civilian sites … Read more »

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$38M Contract Awarded for Storm Risk Reduction

Manson Construction has been awarded a $38 million contract to restore areas of the New Jersey coastline damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The Christie Administration, in partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers, this week announced the award to reconstruct beaches, stormwater outfalls and implement modifications to existing groins in … Read more »

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EPA to Water Managers: Support Waters of the US Rule

EPA chief Gina McCarthy has asked water and wastewater professionals to support the agency’s Waters of the US rule. The Times-Picayune reports McCarthy was in New Orleans earlier this week seeking support from some 18,000 water managers and technicians. The rule, proposed jointly by EPA and the Army Corps of … Read more »

EPA, Army Corps Rule Seeks to Clarify Clean Water Act

EPA and the US Army Corps of Engineers jointly released a proposed rule that they say would clarify protection under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for streams and wetlands. The rule would extend protections to wetlands and intermittent streams that flow seasonally or only after a rainfall. Determining CWA protection … Read more »

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Contract Wins: SAIC, Waste Control Specialists, CH2M Hill, Swansea, Wartsila

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) was awarded a contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore district to provide architectural and engineering services for hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste and military munitions projects managed by the Baltimore district. The multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a five-year period of performance and … Read more »

Nuverra

Contract Wins: Halliburton, Nuverra, Xylem, Skyonic, Toyo-Thai

Nuverra Environmental Solutions has entered into an agreement with Halliburton to advance the treatment and recycling of produced water to be re-used in the hydraulic fracturing process. Nuverra will work with Halliburton in the Bakken Shale to utilize the Halliburton’s H20 Forward service for water re-use and recycling in fracking … Read more »

Flooding Halts Shipping, Delays Corn Planting

Rain in the upper Midwest region caused flooding along the Mississippi and Illinois rivers and as far south as Tennessee, forcing officials to close several locks and causing farmers to delay corn planting. Barge shipping halted Friday on parts of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers when several locks were closed, … Read more »

Water Scarcity a ‘Paramount Issue’ in 2013

The US water shortage is turning out to be even more pressing than the General Accounting Office predicted, according to urinal maker Waterless Co. In 2003, the GAO issued a report warning that by 2013 at least 36 states could face water shortages. But by 2008 at least 36 states … Read more »

Army Corps Could Charge for Missouri River Water

The US Army Corps of Engineers will begin issuing permits for industrial and municipal uses of Missouri River water, and is considering charging for surplus river water in the future. The Corps plans to complete this month its first water surplus agreement with Williston, N.D.-based Western International Co., which provides … Read more »

Key Stretch of Mississippi Could Shut This Week

Low water levels could shut down commerce on the Mississippi River this week, disrupting shipments worth billions of dollars, according to media reports. American Waterways Operators, an industry trade group, forecasts that the river’s gauge at Thebes, Ill., will hit three feet around January 3 or 4, limiting vessel drafts … Read more »