Accession Number : ADA627463


Title :   Environmental Assessment for Facilities Expansion at Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit -Charleston (NPTU Charleston), Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina


Descriptive Note : Environmental assessment rept. 2009-2012


Corporate Author : JOINT BASE CHARLESTON SC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a627463.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 348


Abstract : The United States Navy (Navy) as the lead agency with the United States Air Force (USAF) as a cooperating agency has prepared this environmental assessment (EA) to assess potential impacts from proposed infrastructure improvements needed to accommodate both the current, as well as the anticipated increase of student numbers and the newer Moored Training Ship replacements at the Nuclear Power Training Unit-Charleston (NPTU Charleston), Joint Base Charleston (JB CHS), South Carolina (SC). This EA presents the impact analyses for the five action alternatives and no-action alternative. The effects of these alternatives are discussed in regard to land use and coastal zone management; geology, topography, seismology, and soils; biological resources; water resources; socioeconomics; transportation; public health and safety; hazardous materials and waste; infrastructure and utilities; and nuclear and radiological aspects. Cumulative impacts are also analyzed in the EA. With implementation of management actions to avoid and minimize impacts as well as mitigating wetland effects, no significant impacts were identified.


Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , *GEOLOGY , *LAND USE , *SEISMOLOGY , *TOPOGRAPHY , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , HEALTH , NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES , REPLACEMENT , SAFETY , SOILS , SOUTH CAROLINA , WATER RESOURCES


Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE