Friday, March 07, 2008

George County Supervisors oppose salt dome plan

The Richton project will use water to hollow out caverns in the Richton Salt Dome to store the oil. Department of Energy studies estimate that it will take about 50 million gallons of water each day -- about the same amount of water used by customers of the Mobile water system -- to hollow out the caverns.

Shepard said it is important that the Pascagoula River, which flows through George County, be protected.

Now if the DoE will just listen.

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