Klee: DEEP Supports Army Corps Dredging Plans For Long Island Sound

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Posted August 24, 2015

The Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says his agency supports recommendations for the management of dredged materials that have been proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

“The Draft Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) released by the Army Corps identifies a range of environmentally sound alternatives for the handling of materials created by dredging projects - including beneficial uses such as beach nourishment and marsh restoration, as well as continued use of open water sites in Long Island Sound,” said DEEP Commissioner Rob Klee. “Our ability to conduct dredging in coastal waterways is critical to sustaining Connecticut’s water-dependent economy and the practical, cost-effective, and environmentally acceptable management alternatives offered by the Army Corps will help meet the needs of our ports and harbors.”

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