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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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With regard to the Proposed Final Environmental Impact Statement issued by the U. S. Army Corps for the Portsmouth Refinery and Marine Terminal , we shall comment on four subject areas which the statement discusses.· These are 1) the potential impact of new pollutant loadings in the lower James River, · 2) the potential impact of oil spills, 3) transportation risks and 4) the effects of dredging for the marine terminal. In addition, comments are included which address: 1) interagency communications regarding oil spills in the Bay region, 2) safety precautions taken during the transportation of oil by vessels in Bay waters, and 3) concern for the continuing health of the lower James.


Petroleum refineries -- Environmental aspects -- Virginia -- Portsmouth



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