Mass Politicians Freaking Out Over Ne...

Mass Politicians Freaking Out Over New Bedford Ocean Wind Terminal Fiasco

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Jack Kelly

Jamestown, RI

#1 Aug 26, 2014
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is in charge of building the New Bedford ocean wind port.

After 100 million the channel is not wide or deep enough.

Embarrassed local, state and federal politicians are freaking out !

Now they want the Army Corps of Engineers and EPA to dredge 1 million cubic yards of toxic material and dump it outside New Bedford Harbor !

The news media is trying to keep this as low key as possible but way too many people already know.

This could end up the biggest renewable energy failure so far. Hundreds of millions down the drain

July 31, 2014 Army Corps Of Engineers New Dredging Plan for New Bedford Harbor

NEW BEDFORD AND FAIRHAVEN HARBOR (9th CD)

http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Portals/74/docs...


The District is currently preparing a dredged material management plan (DMMP) for maintenance dredging of the navigation channels in New Bedford and Fairhaven harbors.

The main deep-draft channel to New Bedford has an authorized depth of 30 feet, while the shallow draft channels for the fishing fleet at Fairhaven have depths of 15 and 10 feet.

A 2011 topographic survey of the Federal navigation system identified a total dredge volume requirement of 930,000 cubic yards (cy) of shoal material to restore the authorized project dimensions.

The District is developing and evaluating a range of disposal alternatives with potential disposal locations in the upper and lower harbors and in the outer harbor.

The District also is conducting a suitability analysis to determine what portion of the identified shoal material may be suitable for disposal in approved disposal areas outside the harbor.

The District will be considering several layouts of confined Aquatic Disposal (CAD) cells, to dispose of unsuitable materials.

Some of these potential cell locations were identified in a Massachusetts state DMMP completed in 2004 by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (MACZM).

The District plans to have a draft DMMP prepared in 2014. The DMMP will be accompanied by an environmental assessment.

For details visit: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilW... .

A map is available at:

http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Portals/74/docs... .
Jack Kelly

Jamestown, RI

#2 Aug 26, 2014

8/26/2014 - Cad Cells Outside New Bedford Harbor

It may be worth looking into what Cad Cells will mean to the towns surrounding New Bedford

Cad Cells are a method of burying toxic material

It was recently announced there is a major flaw building the New Bedford ocean wind terminal. This past June it was announced the channel is too shallow and not wide enough. The EPA is considering building more Cad Cells outside New Bedford Harbor.

see EPA pdf bottom with link :
"The District also is conducting a suitability analysis to determine what portion of the identified shoal material may be suitable for disposal in approved disposal areas outside the harbor. "

New Bedford is planning to bury an additional 1 million cubic yards of material in addition to the two Cad Cells in New Bedford Harbor.

The harbor is not wide enough and deep enough after spending 100 million to build the ocean wind turbine port in New Bedford.

The reason for this email is that the EPA may allow Cad Cells outside of New Bedford harbor to bury the additional 1 million cubic yards of toxic material .\\

You should keep an eye out for where outside New Bedford Harbor

New Bedford is planning to bury an additional one million cubic yards of toxic material near Fairhaven

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)_ New Bedford Harbor - One Million Cubic Yard Removal

Hands Across the River Coalition, Inc.
PUBLIC MEETING
HANDS ACROSS THE RIVER COALITION, INC
New Bedford Main Library
Pleasant St.
3rd Floor Auditorium
Wednesday - August 27 th, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 PM
New information on more contamination found
EPA ready to dig huge burial hole for PCBs near Fairhaven residential area
Army Corps is seeking their own harbor burial spot for 1 MILLLION cy of contaminated sediment...
This and more.
Bring your friends, neighbors, family.
We need to protect our community from the toxic air that will result from this harbor activity.

July 31, 2014 Army Corps Of Engineers New Dredging Plan for New Bedford Harbor

NEW BEDFORD AND FAIRHAVEN HARBOR (9th CD)

http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Portals/74/docs...

The District is currently preparing a dredged material management plan (DMMP) for maintenance dredging of the navigation channels in New Bedford and Fairhaven harbors.

The main deep-draft channel to New Bedford has an authorized depth of 30 feet, while the shallow draft channels for the fishing fleet at Fairhaven have depths of 15 and 10 feet.

A 2011 topographic survey of the Federal navigation system identified a total dredge volume requirement of 930,000 cubic yards (cy) of shoal material to restore the authorized project dimensions.

The District is developing and evaluating a range of disposal alternatives with potential disposal locations in the upper and lower harbors and in the outer harbor.

The District also is conducting a suitability analysis to determine what portion of the identified shoal material may be suitable for disposal in approved disposal areas outside the harbor.

The District will be considering several layouts of confined Aquatic Disposal (CAD) cells, to dispose of unsuitable materials.

Some of these potential cell locations were identified in a Massachusetts state DMMP completed in 2004 by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (MACZM).

The District plans to have a draft DMMP prepared in 2014. The DMMP will be accompanied by an environmental assessment.

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