Spectra’s Andrea Grover is “disappointed” in Sabal Trail being on the
Georgia Water Coalition Dirty Dozen;
does she also find it “hard to believe” like Sabal Trail’s well-documented
eminent domain threats?
He also handed the Commission and interested parties copies of
a public comment
he and VSU professors Don Thieme and Can Denizman
had sent to USAF.
Plus the developer still refused to
provide a copy of
the geotechnical report
the Air Force’s Environmental Assessment
says the developer is required to send to the Air Force.
If there is nothing to hide,
if there are no problems with possible developments of the area,
why not share the report?
Two different people report seeing Commissioner Richard Raines
catch Dr. Noll on the way out of the building and ask him
what would be involved in doing the geophysical survey Dr. Noll
repeatedly asked to do.
In regard to the EA and the possibilities to submit comments, it
should also be noted that
the phone number listed in the public announcement was incorrect.
Thus, any attempts to contact Mr. Allen
Richmond, the AFCEC representative, with this published phone number
were unsuccessful. We eventually received the correct phone number
with the help of Moody AFB personnel. While we were able to speak
once with Mr. Richmond and establish email contact, his ability (or
willingness?) to communicate was limited.
After a careful analysis of the report, we have come to the
conclusion that the current EA of the proposed site for military
does not address a number of
commonly found in areas of karst topography. Such areas display
unique geophysical conditions, including the presence of sinkholes
and the potential for future sinkhole formation, as well as
geohydrological conditions that need to be studied more carefully
and in a larger geographical context than currently given in the EA.
Without a more thorough environmental analysis and planning of the
construction phases, the danger exists Continue reading →
Florida real estate effects of sinkholes in the same Floridan Aquifer
that underlies Lowndes County
would be worth looking at
before rushing to build Moody Housing around a sinkhole on Val Del Road.
It’s not just the sinkhole that may widen, it’s housing prices that may drop.
DAVID MANNING / Reuters
A section of the Summer Bay Resort lies collapsed after a large sinkhole opened on the property’s grounds in Clermont, Fla. on Aug. 12.
Sinkholes may be as old as the earth itself, but the increase in
sinkhole activity is new. The rush to reason why has put scientists,
engineers and real estate developers at odds.
Some geological experts believe the sinkhole activity is increasing
because developers are pumping more water out of the ground for new
projects or for agricultural use. While acid in the water itself is
what causes the limestone under much of Florida to dissipate and
create the holes, the water also acts as a support. Add water from
heavy rains on the top soil, and you’ve got a bigger problem.
It is even beginning to weigh on the recovering real estate market