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Sep 29, 2020

Blue Origin to fill wetlands for rocket test site

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ space venture plans to fill in more than 10 acres of wetlands for a rocket manufacturing testing facility south of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and west of Space Commerce Way.

Blue Origin Florida LLC has applied for a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to place fill in 10.32 acres of wetlands, with “secondary impacts” to 7.45 acres of wetlands to build the facility, according to the permit public notice.

The public has until Oct. 13 to comment on the permit application.

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