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Dredged Material Found Safe To Dump In Sound

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GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) _ An official of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says dredged material from Greenwich Harbor can be dumped safely in a Long Island Sound disposal site, though more study is needed.

The Greenwich Time reports  that Edward O’Donnell, chief of the navigation section for the corps’ New England District, says an initial review shows that the material can be disposed of in the Sound.

The agency has sampled and tested material clogging the harbor, which is filled with silt and hasn’t been dredged in decades.

A 2007 study by the Corps found that depth had dropped to 7 feet from an authorized depth of 12 feet.

Two years ago, the Corps estimated a cost of $12 million to dredge 250,000 cubic yards and now estimates that about 300,000 cubic yards would be dredged.
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Information from: Greenwich Time, http://www.greenwichtime.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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