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Committee Decisions

CONF 202 21B.28

Mammoth Cave National Park (United States of America)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Expresses strong concern regarding the potential impacts of the proposed development and the lack of a comprehensive environmental assessment, in particular noting the potential impacts for hydrocarbon and chemical spills from this type of development and the gaps in hydrogeological information;

2. Urges that a research programme be conducted to include analysis of alternative site options and a detailed structural geologic and hydro-geologic study with a study of water flow patterns in a range of climatic conditions between the Graham Springs Basin and Mammoth Cave Basin in order to determine the risk to the World Heritage site;

3. Requests that the State Party keep the Committee informed of progress with the Inter-modal Transportation Authority (ITA) report Site Evaluation and Design Assistance for the Proposed Kentucky Trimodal Transpark, the progress of research and the status of the Transpark project.
Documents
PDF Original Decision Document
Context of Decision
PDF WHC-02/CONF.202/17
Themes: Conservation
Focal Point: EUR/NA
States Parties: United States of America
Session: 26COM