- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - Federal environmental officials have been told that a current dredge disposal site about 3.5 miles south of New London Harbor is the most suitable for handling sediments dredged from navigation channels, harbors and marinas.

The Day of New London reports (https://bit.ly/1x0ThZg ) that the analysis by researchers at the University of Connecticut Marine Sciences Department was presented Tuesday to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It was based on an oceanographic analysis of 11 sites in eastern Long Island Sound.

Sites near New London and Old Saybrook close in 2016.

The analysis includes four other areas, including one near Orient Point, Long Island. And other areas will be considered.

About 13.5 million cubic yards of sediment are expected to be dredged from eastern Long Island Sound through 2028.

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Information from: The Day, https://www.theday.com

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