- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a plan for handling the silt and sand dredged from harbors, coves and navigation channels in Long Island Sound for the next 30 years.

The draft released Monday examines alternatives for handling nearly 53 million cubic yards of material that will need to be dredged from the sound to keep channels harbors open for navigation.

The Day (https://bit.ly/1E0mrg3 ) reports that the plan examines 10 alternative disposal sites for each of the 60 dredging projects the Corps will be responsible for.

Public comment on the draft plan will be received until Oct. 5.

The Citizens Campaign for the Environment called on the Corps to extend the comment period into November and to schedule additional hearings given that the draft is more than 1,000 pages.


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

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