PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Port of Pascagoula commissioners have approved a $1.5 million dredging project to prepare a Bayou Casotte berth for a specialized wood pellet exporting facility.
The board awarded the $1.47 million contract to C. F. Bean LLC for the dredging, testing, transporting and disposing of about 45,000 cubic yards of silts around Terminals E and F.
Port Director Mark McAndrews tells The Mississippi Press (http://bit.ly/12ue8Tb ) the contract is higher than typical because there is a chance of contaminants that will need special handling.
Any contaminated sediments will be trucked to the MacLand Disposal Center, a certified landfill, and any clean materials will be placed at the former International Paper Co. mill site.
The dredging work is being funded through the port's harbor maintenance fund.
Information from: The MississippiPress, http://www.gulflive.com