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SC Ports board meeting in Charleston

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By BRUCE SMITH
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina State Ports Authority is meeting in the wake of a setback for plans for a new cruise terminal and preparations to open a new inland port.

The board meets Tuesday in Charleston.

Last week, a federal judge told the Army Corps of Engineers to do a more extensive study on the impact of a planning $35 million cruise terminal on the Charleston waterfront.

The Corps contended the impact was limited to putting five new pilings in the water beneath a warehouse the authority wants to renovate as the terminal. The judge said the Corps must consider the larger impacts on the environment and the city's historic district.

Meanwhile, a new $25 million inland port near Greer is expected to receive its first cargo next month.

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