JAMAICA BAY AND KENNEDY AIRPORT: MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY. VOLUME I. CONCLUSIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS, CUMMARY

SEVERAL POSSIBLE RUNWAY CONFIGURATIONS EXTENDING INTO JAMAICA BAY FROM KENNEDY AIRPORT WERE STUDIED, ONE WHICH WAS SUGGESTED BY THE PORT OF NEW YORK AUTHORITY. THESE WERE CONSIDERED IN RELATION TO THE NATURAL ECOSYSTEM OF THE BAY; EXISTING OR PROPOSED PROGRAMS FOR WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT, RECREATION AND CONSERVATION; AND PRESENT AND EXPECTED LAND USAGE PATTERNS NEAR THE AIRPORT. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT ANY RUNWAY CONSTRUCTION WILL DAMAGE THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE BAY AND REDUCE ITS POTENTIAL USE FOR CONSERVATION, RECREATION, AND HOUSING. THE DEGREE OF THIS IMPAIRMENT WILL BE DEPENDENT UPON THE AMOUNT OF BAY AREA TAKEN FOR THE AIRPORT EXTENSION. IT IS POSSIBLE TO IMPROVE THE BAY ENVIRONMENT BY TECHNOLOGICAL MEANS. SUCH IMPROVEMENTS MAY BE MADE INDEPENDENTLY OF ANY AIRPORT EXPANSION SCHEME, BUT ANY EXPANSION WOULD INCREASE THE ECONOMIC COSTS OR DILUTE THE BENEFITS OF THESE IMPROVEMENTS. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Academy of Engineering

    /Environ Studies Bd
    ,   United States 
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Pagination: 41 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203772
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Aerospace Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 16 1974 12:00AM