2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:14:08 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
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, 2012

This 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, see
http://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
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