Environmental Reviews

Draft Environmental Impact Statement & Section 4(f) Evaluation: Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel Project - (Part 2 of 2)

  • 08
  • Dec
  • 2015
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
SUBJECT: Environmental Protection
ABSTRACT: This chapter describes the potential environmental impacts of Alternative 1: No-Build, Alternative 3A, Alternative 3B, and Alternative 3C on the following resources: socioeconomics, cultural resources, Section 4(f), natural resources, hazardous materials, air quality, noise, vibration, and indirect and cumulative impacts. The direct and indirect, long and short term impacts of each alternative are evaluated for each resource. Because the majority of the alternative alignments are below ground, impacts generally occur where the alternatives intersect with the ground surface, such as at the portals and proposed ventilation plant locations in the east Jones Falls area and Reservoir Hill, Rosemont, and Midtown-Edmondson neighborhoods. Due to their small size, emergency egresses would not cause impacts to the environment. Detailed resource impact mapping is located in Appendix A.
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