|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:56:07 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] SHIPS: "Aircraft carrier cleanup sparks pollution concerns, " Bremerton, WA|
Aircraft carrier cleanup sparks pollution concerns by Tristan Baurick Kitsap Sun (WA) January 10, 2017 BREMERTON - The Navy’s fast-tracked preparations to dismantle an old aircraft carrier could be putting Sinclair Inlet’s health in peril. Environmental regulators and local groups are concerned that the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard is scraping toxic amounts of copper-based paint directly into the water from the hull of the USS Independence. The Navy plans to tow the 1,070-foot-long carrier to Brownsville, Texas, where it will be handed over to shipbreakers. It was scheduled to leave Bremerton two months ago. Nearly 60 years old, the Independence is one of two inactive carriers moored on Bremerton’s south shore. The Navy scrapped two other Bremerton-based carriers - the USS Constellation and the USS Ranger - since 2014. ... For the entire article, see http://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/local/2017/01/10/aircraft-carrier-cleanup-sparks-pollution-concerns/96360224/ -- 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/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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