US Maine port withdraws dredging application
Published: Thursday, 10 September 2015
Plans to deepen the port at Searsport in the northeast US states would likely have increased shipments of gypsum and road salt, however concerns about mercury contamination from a nearby chemical plant have halted the proposal.
The northeast US port of Searsport in Maine has withdrawn its
application to expand, due to environmental
The $12m project planned dredge the port to a depth of
around 40 feet (12.2 metres), compared with the existing depth
of 31 feet (9.4 metres). This would allow larger ships to use