|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:14:08 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] SHIPBREAKING: Brownsville, TX|
When The Ship Comes In To Brownsville, Rip it Up by Wade Goodwyn National Public Radio Morning Edition July 25, 2012This fall, the U.S. Navy will contract three Cold War-era aircraft carriers - the USS Forrestal, the USS Independence and the USS Constellation - for scrapping. Often called "supercarriers" due to their massive size, each ship contains nearly 60,000 tons of steel and other metal.
All three carriers will be sent to Bay Bridge Texas, LLC, a ship recycling firm near Brownsville, Texas, to be ripped apart.
Tearing up big ships can be a very lucrative business. It's also a messy one. Walk inside a ship that's being scrapped, and you'll find one of the nastiest places imaginable: filthy and rusty, with everything that's poisonous and salvageable torn out.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.npr.org/2012/07/25/156732936/when-the-ship-comes-in-to- brownsville-rip-it-up
-- 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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