Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Feds approve another seismic project off NJ

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A second seismic project has gotten underway off the New Jersey coast despite opposition from environmental groups.

Seismic testing
David McNew, Getty Images

The U.S. Geological Survey is sending sound pulses into the sea floor to map the continental shelf and to measure potential tsunami hazards from 100 to 300 miles off the East Coast.

A Rutgers University project off Long Beach Island was halted earlier this month because of mechanical problems with the ship that tows the sound guns. The ship has been repaired and it being used in the latest study.

Researcher Deborah Hutchinson tells The Press of Atlantic City observers will monitor the area for marine mammals and the seismic equipment can be powered down or turned off if it poses a threat to their well-being.

 

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Best of the Web


Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!