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1:24 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Comment Period Opens for Potential Terminal Groin at Bald Head Island

Imaging for the Bald Head Island Shoreline Stabilization Project, Including Phases 1 & 2 of the Terminal Groin Construction
Village at Bald Head Island

The comment period for a terminal groin proposal at Bald Head Island is now open.  If approved, this could lead to the construction of the first terminal groin in North Carolina since lawmakers legalized such structures in 2011.  

A terminal groin is a hardened structure which controls sand flow so as to rebuild beaches.  Mike Giles of the North Carolina Coastal Federation says if the island installs such a structure, they should remove the existing groin field made up of smaller, sand-filled tubes that slow down erosion:

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5:01 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Brunswick nuclear plant hits annual limit on sea turtle "takes"

Endangered loggerhead sea turtle
Courtesy: NOAA

The number of sea turtles caught in the Progress Energy nuclear plant’s cooling water system has reached the allowable limit for 2012. 

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