|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||4 Oct 2007 02:28:52 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Fines over Suisun (CA) fleet threatened|
Fines over Suisun fleet threatenedWater board sends letter to Maritime Administration saying its response to ships has been inadequate
By Thomas Peele Contra Costa Times October 3, 2007The U.S. Maritime Administration is taking too long to clean up tons of toxic paint falling from obsolete ships into Suisun Bay, and state water regulators hit it Tuesday with notice that it may soon face fines for breaking California pollution laws.
Penalties could reach $25,000 per day, according to the Notice of Violation by the Bay Area Water Quality Control Board. Tuesday's notice marks the first time in the long-running dispute that state regulators have taken action that could result in fines.
There are 74 ships in the so-called Mothball Fleet east of the Benicia Bridge, according to the Maritime Administration's most recent inventory, with at least 56 of them slated for disposal.
The Times reported in June that federal documents showed more than 21 tons of paint containing toxic paint had fallen from the ships exteriors and that an additional 65 tons remained on the vessels and threatened the bay.
... For the entire article, see http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_7070655?nclick_check=1 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/military
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