Group Demands U.S. Recycle, Not Sink, Old Navy Ships


The U.S. government spent a total of $25.35 million, or $253 per ton, on the artificial reefing of four ships in the past eight years, the report states.

By contrast, the cost of recycling retired vessels for metals recovery in these same years was an average $67 per ton, which would have meant a savings to the U.S. taxpayer of $21.5 million had the vessels been recycled. [And complete recovery of toxic materials, which cannot be removed totally without disassembling the vessels.]

 

via Group Demands U.S. Recycle, Not Sink, Old Navy Ships.

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Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

1 thought on “Group Demands U.S. Recycle, Not Sink, Old Navy Ships”

  1. Kind of ironic for me Bill, I was a crew member of the Forrestal in the years 65-68 and served on her for almost my entire hitch in the Navy. Kind of sad to see the fate of her after all these years, but I find myself conflicted on the issue, to see her scrapped saddens me or finding myself opposed to sinking the boat for an artificial reef because of the toxin’s onboard.

    Life … what happens when you are not paying attention.

    DS

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