US Coast Guard http://wkms.org en Preparation for Demolition of Old Ledbetter Bridge Continues http://wkms.org/post/preparation-demolition-old-ledbetter-bridge-continues <p>Engineering analysis work is continuing toward the start of demolition on the Old Ledbetter Bridge crossing the Tennessee River between Livingston and McCracken Counties. Revised demolition plans for the 83 year old structure were submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard for review last week.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:19:20 +0000 Troy Taylor 41903 at http://wkms.org Preparation for Demolition of Old Ledbetter Bridge Continues Coast Guard Considers Changes In Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Transport On Rivers http://wkms.org/post/coast-guard-considers-changes-hydraulic-fracturing-wastewater-transport-rivers <p></p><p>The U.S. Coast Guard is considering a policy change to allow the transport of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on inland waterways.</p><p>Oil and gas companies currently transport most of their wastewater by truck from the shale fields in Ohio and Pennsylvania to states with lighter regulations on storage, like Texas and Louisiana.</p><p>Now companies want to take the river route to save on fuel and personnel costs. But chemicals and other minerals in the wastewater could prove too risky to move by barge. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:28:25 +0000 John Walker 36343 at http://wkms.org Coast Guard Considers Changes In Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Transport On Rivers Salvage Expert at Site of LST 325 Grounding http://wkms.org/post/salvage-expert-site-lst-325-grounding <p>A salvage expert is surveying the site of a grounded World War II-era ship in Lake Barkley. U. S. Coast Guard Spokesman Lieutenant Dan McQuate says a salvage plan could be submitted today, depending on how complicated moving the ship will be. The U.S.S. LST 325 ran aground in shallow water Monday night after it left the navigation channel for unknown reasons. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:06:28 +0000 Angela Hatton 22805 at http://wkms.org Salvage Expert at Site of LST 325 Grounding Bridge Collapse Hearings: Day Three http://wkms.org/post/bridge-collapse-hearings-day-three <p>Hearings continue today in the US Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board investigation into the late January<a href="http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Allision"> allision</a> of the cargo ship Delta Mariner into the Eggners Ferry Bridge. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:46:50 +0000 Gary Pitts 17680 at http://wkms.org Bridge Collapse Hearings: Day Three