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Restoring Yorktown could cost more than $81M

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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) -- Restoring the World War II aircraft carrier Yorktown is estimated to cost more than $81 million.

Published reports say that an environmental study of the 888-foot ship must be completed before any repair can begin. A report is expected by January.

Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette believes it will cost about $6 million to clean compartments of any chemicals and liquids.

No money has been budgeted for repairs, and most of the work likely will be a decade away.

The aging warship has been docked at Patriots Point since 1975.

Repair estimates include about $20 million in hull work. Other major costs include $10 million to replace the pier, $6 million to paint the Yorktown's exterior and $5 million to replace the flight deck.

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