|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 19 Oct 2009 19:21:31 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] SHIPS: San Diego Bay pollution|
Diego Claims Shipbuilders & Navy Have Polluted Harbor for 95 Years By SONYA ANGELICA DIEHN Courthouse News Service October 19, 2009SAN DIEGO (CN) - Sixteen private companies and the U.S. Navy have been polluting San Diego Bay for nearly a century, the City of San Diego claims in Federal Court. The city clams the defendants allow as much as 10 percent of the paint sandblasted from ships to pollute the bay with heavy metals such as copper, chromium and lead.
The city says the Navy, the San Diego Unified Port District, National Steel & Shipbuilding Co. and 15 other ship construction and repair companies have been contaminating the East Shore since from 1914. Litigation in the 1990s revealed that some defendants, including BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, violated the Clean Water Act, the city says. A judge ruled in 1999 that BAE had polluted the bay by its "pattern of poor housekeeping."
San Diego says that the companies, some of which have been operating at the shipyard for 50 years, "intentionally or accidentally" discharged waste from ship painting and refinishing operations into San Diego Bay.
... For the entire article, see http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/10/19/San_Diego_Claims_Shipbuilders_&_Navy_Have_Polluted_Harbor_for_95_Years.htm -- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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