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Construction resumed on the new emergency communications system after workers “de-watered” a radio station tower construction site in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The subcontractor for the project had to remove water where three concrete cylinders sank 80 feet into the saturated soil. The project was put on hold at the beginning of April when portions of an adjacent conservation area were deforested and the hillside swamp was punctured and possibly drained. “It is unclear how much the site’s wetland damage will cost the city, Assistant City Manager Glenn Hargett said. The tower’s footprint is 0.3 acres. About 0.36 of an acre of the pocosin wetland — an indigenous name for a hillside swamp — was damaged,” the Jacksonville Daily News reported. Continue reading here
July 30, 2014 |
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