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NASSCO, the massive General Dynamics shipbuilding arm that occupies 124 acres of waterfront along the San Diego Bay, has agreed to pick up a portion of the cost to conduct a cleanup project estimated to cost approximately $50 million, the Port of San Diego is reporting.

Under the tentative agreement related to a federal lawsuit involving NASSCO, BAE Systems, the City of San Diego, Campbell Industries, San Diego Gas and Electric, the U.S. Navy and the Port, all of whom debate responsibility for pollution in the bay, a contractor is set to mobilize this week in preparation of beginning work on the “Shipyard Sediment Site,” the largest pollution basin in the bay. Work will not actually begin, however, until the Port and others who have committed dollars to the first phase of the project are ready to fund the work.

About 140,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment will be dredged from the bay via barge, mixed with concrete, and trucked off to a landfill.

Exact details on the arrangement have not been released, pending finalization of the terms.

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CaptainObvious Sept. 20, 2013 @ 10:21 a.m.

If it will be mixed with concrete into a solid form, use it to build an anti-pollution wall on the border creeks and "rivers".


John Kitchin Sept. 20, 2013 @ 10:39 p.m.

Toxic Sludge used to be called "SHIT", but there is more to it than that. California is the only state that allows this radioactive and excessively toxic cocktail of chemicals to be present in lawn fertilizer. Look on bags at Home Depot. They call it "biomass" and add warnings. Lots of doxin, perfect for trash dumps to get rainwater thru it leached into the water wells.


John Kitchin Sept. 21, 2013 @ 12:36 p.m.

Banned for ALL uses in 49 states. Welcome to California, where the MOB runs everything!


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