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Environmental Assessment Report for Crown Bay Dredging

 
Alana33
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/ebzrij1mck62lyq/Crown_Bay_Dredging_EAR_with%20Appendix%20April_2013%205-20-13.pdf

For those of you that have an interest you can download the EAR pdf. from this location.
It is the EAR provided by the Port Authority to CZM for their permitting application for their dredging project in Crown Bay.

The last time around, the issue of where and what to do with the spoils of the dredged materials derailed this project since they decided they were going to dump it in Lindberg Bay and foul the waters, the beaches, the corals and sea life and the endangered species there.
There were many protests to this and it did not move forward. If they place it on land, the spoils have a horrendous odor which travels far and takes forever to dissipate. Just saying.......

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Topic starter Posted : June 4, 2013 1:05 pm
FL Barrier Islander
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I thought the issue arose when WICO was wanting to dredge St. Thomas harbor......to support Havensite cruise ship traffic. I didn't think "Save Lindbergh Bay" was attributed to any Crown Bay dredging. On page 6 of the PDF you posted, "Dredged spoils will be disposed of at an old quarry site on St. Croix"

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Posted : June 5, 2013 11:14 am
Alana33
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You are correct. They were planning on dredging the harbor and relocating spoils to Lindberg.
Just wondering impact on area they will now relocate the spoils in the quarry in STX and its surrounding area?

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Topic starter Posted : June 5, 2013 11:31 am
stxem
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Just wondering impact on area they will now relocate the spoils in the quarry in STX and its surrounding area?

Huh? I cannot figure out what you are trying to say here...

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Posted : June 5, 2013 12:33 pm
Alana33
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I am just wondering if there will be any environmental impact to the area the dredge spoils/waste will be relocted to within the quarry on STX?

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Topic starter Posted : June 5, 2013 1:33 pm
LiquidFluoride
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I am just wondering if there will be any environmental impact to the area the dredge spoils/waste will be relocted to within the quarry on STX?

it's not really waste, just sand etc from the ocean floor, there will be some extra salt, it will smell bad... nothing terrible though.

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Posted : June 5, 2013 3:22 pm
stxem
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I am just wondering if there will be any environmental impact to the area the dredge spoils/waste will be relocted to within the quarry on STX?

Oh. I was just not quite sure why you would think the dredge waste would go into the STX quarry. The point of the quarry is to have things taken out of it (like rocks and stone), not put things in, as far as I know...

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Posted : June 5, 2013 11:53 pm
OldTart
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Oh. I was just not quite sure why you would think the dredge waste would go into the STX quarry. The point of the quarry is to have things taken out of it (like rocks and stone), not put things in, as far as I know...

If you read Fl.Barrier Islander's post referencing the PDF, the key word is "old" where the quarry is concerned.

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Posted : June 5, 2013 11:59 pm
AandA2VI
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It will smell TERRIBLE from the anaerobic bacterias and subsequent gasses in the silt. Its going to be NASTY. Even my 200 gallon tank REAKED when I drained it for a move. I wish they wouldn't do this but there is NO chance that they wont with the threat from the cruise lines. IMO they should focus the funds and crew on Havensight done. Sheese what a disaster, any idea on when thats going to be done? I see progress but its been going on since we moved here.

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Posted : June 9, 2013 11:17 pm
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