Accession Number : ADA152525
Title : Final Environmental Impact Statement for Oil Refinery, Georgetown, South Carolina. Volume 1.
Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS CHARLESTON SC CHARLESTON DISTRICT
Report Date : Sep 1984
Pagination or Media Count : 437
Abstract : Carolina Refining and Distributing Company has applied for a permit to install two underwater pipelines across the Sampit River to transport crude oil and refinery products between the S C. State Ports Authority pier and a proposed new oil refinery. This proposed refinery would enlarge the economic base of Georgetown County, one of the most economically depressed counties in South Carolina. The operation of the proposed refinery would however impact on air and water quality and aquatic resources in the area. These adverse impacts caused by air emissions and liquid effluents can be avoided or their severity reduced by the use of better treatment methods now available. Winyah Bay is surrounded by marshes and other natural areas, much of which are maintained in the public trust by State agencies and institutions and are considered to be of unusual value. Large oil spills are very unlikely but could cause extensive long-term damage to these areas. However, the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan and the Operations Manual required by existing law provide measures to prevent and control oil spills.
Descriptors : *PIPELINES , *DREDGING , CONSTRUCTION , RIVERS , SOUTH CAROLINA , UNDERWATER , PETROLEUM PRODUCTS , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , REFINERIES , BAYS
Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE