|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||28 Apr 2006 05:26:35 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Shipbreaking - Not in California|
Political red tape big reason ships leave California|
By Elise Hamner Coos Bay World (OR) April 27, 2006
Gary Whitney has watched the ebb and flow of mothballed military ships year after year at Suisun Bay, Calif.
His company often tows them, one after the other, down through the Panama Canal and up to Brownsville, Texas. There, shipbreakers clean out hazardous materials, such as asbestos, PCBs and residual fuels. They cut up the steel for recycling.
For a decade, he's watched managers at industrial companies dream about ways to open up West Coast facilities to dismantle those ships. No one has succeeded. For eight years, Whitney's been a dreamer, too. And he thinks he has the best plan yet.
For the entire article, see http://www.theworldlink.com/articles/2006/04/27/news/news02042706.txt
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