Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Best News For Narragansett Bay, Taunton River,... and that Falling River place

Associated Press - October 24, 2007 1:54 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) - A proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in Fall River may have been dealt a fatal blow.
The Coast Guard has ruled the river approaching the Weavers Cove Energy project is unsafe for navigation by massive LNG tankers.
The decision affirms concerns the Coast Guard expressed last year. The agency has since done an extensive review of the project.
A major problem is the relatively short distance between two bridges on the Taunton River. The Coast Guard found the safety risks of the 700 foot long, 80 foot wide tankers navigating the 1,100 foot gap were too great.
A Coast Guard spokesman says the ruling "kills the project, as proposed."
Weavers Cove officials did not immediately return calls for comment on the ruling.
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