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Grant to pay for environmental impact study for container port

Posted May 10, 2010 11:49 p.m. EDT

— Anderson-Rogers Foundation awarded a grant Monday to No Port Southport to help fund an independent environmental impact study on a proposed container port in Brunswick County.

The $5,000 grant will pay for research by Dr. Michael Mallin, a research professor in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

The impact study will focus on the consequences to existing wildlife and ecosystems from the proposed port to be located on the shores of the lower Cape Fear River.

The nonprofit No Port Southport is trying to stop construction of the port.