Rhode Island

Bill introduced to establish RI Artificial Reef Program

Feb 2, 2011

Sen. John J. Tassoni Jr. (D-Dist. 22, Smithfield, North Smithfield) has introduced legislation to create the Rhode Island Artificial Reef Program, an effort, he says, that can help keep the Ocean State's waters teeming with aquatic life.

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Navy: Forrestal to be scrapped or sunk

June 29, 2009

The famous aircraft carrier Forrestal will be cut up for scrap or sunk as an artificial reef, the Navy has determined. “Right now, the two disposal options being considered are partial dismantling and recycling or full dismantling and recycling,” said Katie Roberts, a spokeswoman at Naval Sea System Command. A partial dismantling would result in the hulk of the ship sunk as an artificial reef, as the carrier Oriskany was in 2006.

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