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Huntsville's Tennessee River Port

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This will be a hotly debated topic in the coming months.

It has been a desire for the city for decades to have a port on the river.

It looks like it has a good chance of happening if deatils can be worked out

with the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge. If it does harm the refuge then it shouldn't

happen. Maybe there are solutions that haven't come up yet.

Interesting to note, they had permission to do this in the mid 80's but didn't have a supplier

lined up, this time they do.

The airport wants to have a fuel farm and this would help in that as well as take

thousands of tanker trucks off the road each week, that's right thousands that deliver fuel

to HSV and North Alabama stations from Birmingham.

By JOHN PECKTimes Staff Writer [email protected]

Formal talks set with Wheeler, pipeline firm

The Huntsville-Madison County Marina and Port Authority is pushing ahead with efforts to establish a river port and fuel barge unloading station near the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge.

The authority also plans to recharter itself to expand its borrowing power and give it eminent domain rights to allow it to condemn private land for petroleum distribution lines from the port.

http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/ind....xml&coll=1

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That's a tough one. Getting thousands of tanker trucks off the road would be great, but doing serious harm to Wheeler Wildlife Refuge would not be good at all -- that place is amazing. One would think that the canal might be built using methods that minimize damage to the refuge, but in this state the cheapest way is the one that usually gets done.

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That's a tough one. Getting thousands of tanker trucks off the road would be great, but doing serious harm to Wheeler Wildlife Refuge would not be good at all -- that place is amazing. One would think that the canal might be built using methods that minimize damage to the refuge, but in this state the cheapest way is the one that usually gets done.

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Decatur already has a nice port, I say use the infrastructure already in place and avoid Wheeler at all costs.

Build the tank farm at the airport as proposed and run the lines along I-565.

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