Army Corps of Engineers says dissolved oxygen injection system successful

Army Corps of Engineers says dissolved oxygen injection system successful
FILE - The system, called Speece Cones, must inject 12,000 pounds of oxygen into the river near Hutchinson Island. (Source: WTOC)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The Army Corps of Engineers says the dissolved oxygen system in the Savannah River has passed another major test.

The system is important for lessening the environmental impact the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project will have on marine life in the river.

We told you in 2019 about a successful test run of the system, now the Corps says the Start Up Run from July through September of last year was also a success.

They say the injection system dissolves more than 40,000 pounds of pure oxygen per day into the water, ensuring that marine life can survive as the harbor and river are deepened from 42 to 47 feet.

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