2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 28 Apr 2005 22:17:15 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Copper hull paints
Port to press for copper-free hull paints

By Ronald W. Powell
April 28, 2005

The San Diego Unified Port District is wading in to help solve a problem
that fouls water around the globe ? contamination caused by copper-laced
boat hull paints.

The port's environmental services department will work with state
lawmakers to find solutions to the problem, including encouraging paint
manufacturers to develop alternative coatings. They also will meet with
recreational boat owners in marinas on San Diego Bay, marina operators
and others with a stake in bay water quality about ways to reduce the
use of copper paints.

Copper levels in the Shelter Island Yacht Basin and most other parts of
San Diego Bay exceed federal water quality standards.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918
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