CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Federal regulators are beginning the process of reviewing permits for a $4.5 billion container ship terminal to be built by Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah River.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a public notice that it plans to prepare a draft environmental impact statement on the proposed terminal in Jasper County on the South Carolina side of the river.
The notice lists a number of issues from air quality and noise to sea level rise and impacts on scenery and historic properties that may be addressed in the study.
A website has been set up at and a public meeting will be held early next year to discuss other issues that regulators should consider in reviewing the project.
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