Savannah River Closed Following Explosion at Sugar Refinery

Monday, February 11, 2008
The U.S. Coast Guard has closed the Savannah River to navigation following a large explosion at a sugar refinery at Port Wentworth, just upstream from Savannah, Georgia. The Coast Guard defines the safety zone in the area near the sugar refinery. The safety zone will remain in effect until shoreside emergency response efforts are complete and the river has been surveyed for objects that may have fallen into the river as a result of the explosion. A fourth press release states that the Savannah River has been re-opened to marine traffic. Source: HK Law

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