|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 22 Oct 2009 23:25:32 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] SHIPS: Benicia (CA) "ghost fleet" to be scrappd in Texas|
Benicia's decaying ships to be scrubbed, sold Kelly Zito San Francisco Chronicle October 22, 2009Two World War II cargo ships moored among Benicia's fabled "ghost fleet" since the late 1940s will be towed out of Suisun Bay next month, scrubbed clean in dry dock and ultimately sent to Texas to be broken up and sold for scrap.
The move will kick off a new federal effort to dispose of the hulking ships that are leaching toxic paint and other chemicals into the waterway.
The initiative, announced Thursday in Benicia by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari, marked a thawing of relations between federal officials and state water quality regulators involved in a long-running dispute over the maintenance and dismantling of the fleet, which numbers 72 ships.
... For the entire article, see http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/22/MNVT1A9EFB.DTL -- 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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