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"Contaminated River and Harbor Sediments--Problems, Potential and Profits" Topic of WorkBoat.com Webinar on March 27

How is remediating contaminated sediments creating new markets for dredging contractors, vessel operators, and environmental professionals? That question will be the topic for discussion during a March 27 WorkBoat.com webinar.
    PORTLAND, ME, March 14, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In the US alone, the Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that there is approximately 1.2 billion cubic yards of contaminated sediment under the country's waterways. How is remediating contaminated sediments creating new markets for dredging contractors, vessel operators, and environmental professionals?

To address this topic, WorkBoat.com has scheduled a March 27 webinar, "Contaminated River and Harbor Sediments--Problems, Potential and Profits." The webinar is scheduled for 1 p.m. (Eastern).

The cost to attend the webinar is $59. To register, visit www.WorkBoat.com.

"Estimates for clean sediment disposal range from $500 to $944 per cubic yard with dredging costs over $194 per cubic yard," said Ken Hocke, Senior Editor, WorkBoat, who will moderate the webinar. "This extra expense has complicated the debate over port and waterway maintenance."

Hocke said the webinar is designed to call the industry's attention to three important issues:

1. The extent of the problem of sediment contamination and how it will affect the marine industry.

2. What must be done to clean up the waterways, including sediment disposal technologies and where the marine industry fits into the picture?

3. What business opportunities are being created in contaminated sediment dredging and disposal?

Kevin Olsen, Passaic River Institute, Montclair State University, will be the featured webinar speaker. Olsen is the Instrumentation Specialist on the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department's support staff at the University. His current research interests include contaminated estuarine sediments. Before coming to Montclair State, Olsen worked in the environmental, instrumentation, and pharmaceutical industries.

The popular WorkBoat.com webinar series allows the marine industry to stay on top of what's going on in the industry and what's in store for the future -- from business management to marine industry specific topics.

Individuals can purchase the WorkBoat Professional Series Online Pass for $159 and receive 12 months of webinars for one low price, as well as access to every webinar that has been offered on WorkBoat as an on-demand webinar.

The ProPass can be used for individuals as well as groups (webinar participation must be from one location). This allows a company to educate an entire team.

WorkBoat.com is the largest commercial marine member-supported website, with over 30,000 members. Each registrant for the webinar receives a free membership in WorkBoat.com.

For more information visit www.WorkBoat.com.

For more information:
Lisa Keller
Diversified Business Communications
LKeller@DivCom.com
Phone: (207) 842-5624

About the WorkBoat Professional Series
The webinar is presented as a part of the WorkBoat Professional Series and is designed to keep the commercial marine business community informed and on top of what's going on in the industry today and what's in store for the future.

WorkBoat.com is the largest commercial marine member-supported website, with over 30,000 members. Each registrant for the webinar receives a free membership in WorkBoat.com.

For more information visit www.WorkBoat.com.


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