Green Signal for Seismic Testing off the Coast of New Jersey

July 15, 2014 12:15 PM

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Green Signal for Seismic Testing off the Coast of New Jersey

A climate research project will conduct seismic testing off the coast of New Jersey to blast the floor of the Atlantic Ocean with loud noises. A federal court has given a green signal for the research on Monday.

New Jersey requested not to approve the testing off Long Beach Island, but the 3rd Circuit US Court of Appeals found it unnecessary and rejected the plea to block the testing. The testing will allow examination of sediments dating back tens of millions of years. The distance covered by the barrier i...

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