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Video: State, Feds Agree on Oyster Mining for Craney

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As the eastward expansion of Craney Island surfaces from the murky Elizabeth River waters, contractors offload scoop after scoop of fossilized oyster shells from barges at the facility in Portsmouth, Va. The shell is part of the environmental mitigation for the facility's eastward expansion, which also includes wetland creation and sediment remediation. Anchor Intro: Finding quality substrate for an oyster reef is becoming rather difficult, but thanks to an agreement between the Commonwealth of Virginia and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, one project has all the shell it needs. Patrick Bloodgood has the story. Soundbites include Keith Lockwood - Chief, Technical Services Section, USACE and Jack Travelstead - Commissioner, Virginia Marine Resources Commission. Produced by Patrick Bloodgood. Also available in High Definition.


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This work, State, Feds Agree on Oyster Mining for Craney, by Patrick Bloodgood, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.10.2013

Date Posted:07.11.2013 8:36AM

Category:Package

Video ID:296052

VIRIN:130710-A-OI229-001

Filename:DOD_100857561

Length:00:02:02

Location:PORTSMOUTH, VA, USGlobe

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