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Jordan Cove LNG: Coast Guard says waterways can sustain additional ship traffic

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NORTH BEND, Ore. -- Another step forward for the Jordan Cove LNG project.

The Coast Guard completed a review of the Waterway Suitability Assessment for the liquified natural gas terminal.

Sector Columbia River made the recommendation to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that the waterway is suitable should the project take place.

Lieutenant Laura Springer says the Coast Guard is involved and concerned with the safety and security of the waterway.

"The additional 110-120 vessel arrivals really wont impact the port,” she says. “Basically, the waterway can accommodate the additional ship traffic associated with the construction of this facility."

The Coast Guard says they will continue working to help with the development of an environmental impact statement covering the effects of the proposed safety and security measures along the waterway.

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