|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 10 May 2008 09:37:46 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] SEDIMENT: Port Hueneme (CA) dredging|
Hueneme dredging plan gets state OK $13 million project to bury contaminants By Scott Hadly Ventura County Star (CA) May 10, 2008A massive dredging project at the Port of Hueneme that had been held up for decades because of sediment contamination was approved Friday by the California Coastal Commission.
The proposed solution is to dig a hole underwater in the harbor, fill it with the contaminated sediment from an area estimated to be about 70 acres of surrounding seafloor, and then cap it with sand and gravel.
..."It's critical both for the Navy and the harbor district to ensure harbor operations, and provide the design depths for commercial and Navy vessels to come in and out of the port."
The areas around the Oxnard Harbor District wharfs have not been dredged for almost two decades, while the Navy berths were last dredged in 1965.
The Coastal Commission's approval of the dredging plan came over the objections of the Los Padres chapter of the Sierra Club.
... For the entire article, see http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/may/10/hueneme-dredging-plan-gets-state-ok/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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