|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 19 Jul 2011 20:12:42 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] SHIPS, PCBs: Artificial reef questioned|
Sinking a Navy ship off O.C.: a toxic idea? By PAT BRENNAN Orange County Register (CA) July 18, 2011The proposed sinking of an old Navy ship off Dana Point to create an attraction for divers could come with toxic side effects, including PCBs, an environmental group opposed to ship scuttling contends.
But the group proposing the idea, backed by the Dana Point City Council, says all toxic material would be stripped from the craft, the USNS Kawishiwi, before it is placed underwater.
"There's no way we would ever put a ship down with anything like PCBs, or any kind of pollutants in it," said Ron Springer, part of a non-profit group called California Ships to Reefs. "We will follow the EPA guidelines to the letter."
... For the entire article, see http://www.ocregister.com/news/ship-308703-group-toxic.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street, 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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