3+ Years of Remediation on the Grasse River Conclude With Success

Posted by Sam Crawford, Project Manager on April 19, 2022

Last fall, J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. (Brennan) crews successfully concluded environmental remediation efforts after 3.5 years on the Grasse River in Massena, NY. This project had a challenging scope involving dredging, material processing, water treatment, mussel relocation, capping, and habitat restoration. Through a combination of strong teamwork and outstanding production efficiencies, our team completed every phase of work and executed a safe demobilization. Here’s how we did it.

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The Most Effective Way to Build Sand Covers and Caps

Posted by Nathan Kainz on May 15, 2018

Capping is an integral part of the remediation of a water body. As the benthic community generally lives on the bottom of a lake or river, these micro-organisms are a key piece of the ecological food chain. They are also very sensitive to contaminants, and any level of exposure can greatly reduce their population. Putting a cover, or cap, of clean material such as sand, engineered materials, or stone over the bottom of the waterway can provide the clean environment in which the benthic community can flourish while trace amounts of contaminants are left to safely decompose underneath.

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