Monday, December 17, 2018
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! ACTIVISTS WARN: HISTORIC GRAVE SITE AT NEW KANSAS CITY AIRPORT WILL FURTHER DELAY STALLED CONSTRUCTION!!!
The airport debacle grows worse every day and thanks to our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY we've got FIRST word of the next impending crisis.
KANSAS CITY ACTIVISTS WARN OF CONTINUED DELAYS BECAUSE THEIR CONCERNS WERE OVERLOOKED!!!
Really important, EXCLUSIVE and detailed statement sent our way recently . . .
"We've been closely following KCI's environmental troubles for a decade, beginning with a 2008 court case involving historic cemeteries and unmarked graves on the airport's 53-square-miles of land.
The environmental issues confronting the new terminal have never been as simple as the airport would like everyone to believe. As supporters of the new airport, we cautioned airport management and city council members two years ago that issues related to archaeological and historical sites on airport property could cause expensive delays, if not addressed quickly and carefully. We were ignored.
We have now learned that the FAA is preparing a Programmatic Agreement for dealing with airport historic and archaeological sites. Preparation of a PA is generally undertaken in cases that are considered unusually complex, where the FAA wants to customize compliance with federal laws to the local situation. We don't know all of the provisions in the forthcoming PA or when it will be released.
We do know that will it contain provisions that require the airport to prepare a plan for handling unanticipated archaeological discoveries, including human remains, before construction can begin. How much delay his the PA caused or will it cause in the future? We don't know until we see the document. One thing seems clear, however. The airport's own figures suggest that new airport cost is inflating by millions of dollars for each month construction is delayed. Add the PA to the list of potential costly delays the airport and city are not talking about."
Developing . . .