New mitigation program approved for Hood Canal – Kitsap Sun


A mitigation program expected to bring millions of federal dollars to restoration projects in Hood Canal was approved Friday, following more than a year of intense discussions. The mitigation program is one of the final hurdles before the Navy obtains approval to proceed with construction of a $715-million explosives handling wharf at Bangor. The program, to be administered by the Hood Canal Coordinating Council, allows a developer to pay cash instead of constructing restoration projects to compensate for environmental damage. Navy officials say they will use the program for the new wharf and probably future projects as well. Chris Dunagan reports. New mitigation program approved for Hood Canal

http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/jul/06/new-mitigation-program-approved-for-hood-canal/

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