Top 20 Concerns with a harbor island vlcc terminal


10. Spill risk associated with pipelines running through and near bays and estuaries


16. Altered hydrology of entire bay system from creation of 80' deep channel

 “Tidal inlets, either on the mainland or between barrier islands, can be altered by dredging, relocation, or artificial closure. Direct effects of    

dredging tidal inlets are changes in current patterns, which may change the location and degree of erosion and deposition events, and

prevention of sand transfer across inlets. In either case, additional shoreline hardening is a common response.” 

18. Light & noise pollution associated with a VLCC terminal


Top 20 concerns (pdf)