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Notice of Public Meeting - USS Yorktown

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Tue, 10/03/2023

USS Yorktown Environmental Assessment

Mt. Pleasant, Charleston County

Public Information Meeting

Project:

The South Carolina Office of Resilience (SCOR), working in coordination with Patriots Point Development Authority, is conducting a study and developing remediation plans to remove fuel oil and other contaminants from the USS Yorktown.  These materials were onboard when the vessel was donated to the State of SC in 1975.  Remediation is pursuant to Executive Order 2022-20, issued by Governor Henry McMaster in July 2022.

Meeting:

A public information meeting will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Smokey Stover Theater aboard the USS Yorktown (Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464).  A presentation providing an overview of the study findings and potential remediation measures will begin at 6:30 PM.  Attendees may also drop in anytime during the meeting to discuss the project and have their questions answered by subject matter experts.  Formal verbal comments will not be taken at this time. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and provide written comments regarding the proposed work. Informational displays, handouts, and comment forms will be available.  Additional information can be obtained from the project website scor.sc.gov/ussyorktown

Purpose:

The purpose of this public meeting is to provide an opportunity to review and discuss individually, with representatives from SCOR, the proposed remediation.  Another purpose of the meeting will be to gather local knowledge from the public or any interested organizations regarding historic or cultural resources.  The purpose of the project is to remove fuel oil and other contaminants from the USS Yorktown.

Contact:

For additional information concerning the project, or if you require special meeting accommodations, please contact Carissa Cochrane at (803) 413-3213 or media@scor.sc.gov.