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An International liability and compensation regime covering pollution damage caused by ships needs to be swiftly ratified by all Member States

European shipowners welcome Denmark’s recent ratification of the 2010 HNS Convention. After Norway, Canada and Turkey, Denmark became the fourth country to ratify the 2010 International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea (HNS Convention).

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Kissimmee River Restoration Project Progresses

The Kissimmee River Restoration project, one of the many ongoing projects currently underway by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with the South Florida Water Management District, aimed to restore America’s Everglades, is moving ahead. 

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Sammamish River Levee Repairs to Begin on July 9

King County will begin repairing two sections of bank erosion  along the Sammamish River on July 9, requiring brief, rolling closures of the popular Sammamish River Trail until the project is completed in September. 

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Ohio EPA: Gorge Dam Project Agreement Signed

The Ohio EPA Director and the U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Manager have signed a cooperative project agreement to create a plan for contaminated sediment management and habitat restoration for the Gorge Dam, which is on the Cuyahoga River in the Gorge Metro Park.

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NYDEC Extends Lake Ontario Flood Recovery General Permit

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner, Basil Seggos, yesterday announced that DEC has completed revisions to the Lake Ontario General Permit related to erosion and shoreline damage caused by the historic high-water levels of Lake Ontario during 2017-18, and is extending the permit authority to September 30, 2019.

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