|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sat, 31 Jan 2009 13:31:16 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Mare Island (CA) dredging|
Mare Island dredging is final hurdle delaying use of dry docks By Jessica A. York, VALLEJO TIMES HERALD San Jose Mercury News (CA) January 30, 2009 Mare Island's Dry Dock No. 2 is idle now, but that may be about to change.After years vying to reopen the former naval base's watertight dock inlets, the end finally is in sight, said California Dry Dock Solutions President Jay Anast.
Company workers' last big concern involves dredging the Mare Island Strait deep enough for the passage of large merchant ships. The needed removal permit is subject to approval by the state Department of Toxic Substances Control —- an agency concerned about hazardous materials on the strait bottom.
The ships whose passage remains in question are in the federal government's "Mothball Fleet," formally the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Suisun Bay. The decaying ships, which threaten to pollute the Suisun marsh area are to be removed and dismantled.
... For the entire article, see http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_11596590?nclick_check=1 -- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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