Final Environmental Impact Statement, Dredge River Channel: Naval Submarine Base, New London, Groton, Connecticut. Volume 1. Final Supplement.
NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND PHILADELPHIA PA NORTHERN DIV
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This document supplements the FEIS not only by describing continuing dredging requirements of the Navy to insure the successful introduction of the new deep-draft SSN 688 class submarines at the U. S. Naval Submarine Base, but also by correcting deficiencies noted in the decision of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals in National Resources Defense Council et al. V. Callaway et al. 2nd Cir. No. 75-7048 dated September 9, 1975. Navy dredging requirements in support of the SSN 688 class submarines are projected over a ten year period. Four segments of the required dredging described under this action are scheduled to commence in 1976. The immediate dredging requirement 1976-1977 totals an estimated 1.8 million cubic yards and is proposed for disposal at the New London Dumping Ground. Approximately 2.8 to 2.9 million cubic yards of material would be dredged and deposited at a designated ocean disposal site. A comprehensive review and evaluation of all available alternatives has concluded the continued use of the New London Dumping Ground to be the most environmentally acceptable disposal site for project spoils.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Civil Engineering