|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:29:21 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] WATER, SHIPS: Washington Attorney General "Ferguson to sue if Navy continues to pollute Puget Sound"|
AG Ferguson to sue if Navy continues to pollute Puget Sound by Elizabeth Kayser KOMO News (WA) January 17, 2019 OLYMPIA, Wash. - Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Thursday his intent to join a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Navy's process of scraping the hulls of decommissioned vessels, which leads to ongoing pollution. In June 2017, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, the Washington Environmental Council and the Suquamish Tribe filed a lawsuit against the Navy, claiming they violated the Clean Water Act for an incident where the Navy did an in-water hull cleaning. In 2016, the Navy announced a plan to perform an in-water hull cleaning to remove waste from a 60,000 ton decommissioned aircraft carrier. The EPA and the Washington Department of Ecology both expressed concerns about the cleaning process releasing a significant amount of metals. The EPA recommended the Navy clean the hull on a dry dock instead of in the water. … For the entire article, see https://komonews.com/news/local/ag-ferguson-to-sue-if-navy-continues-to-pollute-puget-sound-01-18-2019 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/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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