Once again, noise obscuring facts...Fast Bottoms has a point, though he lets his emotions cloud his mission (and still does - stupid FB, stupid), Clean water is going to get hot - and it started with the Grey Water discharge (since sorta killed)...however, all new ecological trends start on west coast - the Navy stopped burning Bunker C for in part due to paying fines during startup as the dark clouds lighting off boilers, (plus extra maintenance) back in the 70s. I have talked with FB before and as i used to clean bottoms out on the east coast, it is a concern, but a couple of things from reading the report.
Dont clean - 571 grams of Cu goes into the water no matter what
Clean the way FB does - using best practices - 970 grams of Cu goes in the water (epoxy bottom)
Average boat bottom has 442 Ft Squared in area (about the size of a Mighty Pearson 30 Hull).
1. Anyone want to guess how many grey ships are homeported in San Diego (50 - 62, depending on site)
2. Anyone want to guess the square footage of 1 navy ship? (assume 500 ft ave length, 80 ft beam, 25 ft draft - this accounts for 100% bulk modulus)
3. Anyone want to guess the total square footage of the ships at the base?
4. Anyone want to guess the number of please craft equivilante at 442 ft squared?
1. Assume 50 ships
2. 69,000 ft squared
3. 3,450,000 ft squared
4. 7800 boats
I welcome any peer checking...just as my 8th grade propanganda teacher Mr. Chester Budd taught me, figures lie and liars figure...and the axiom 57.2% of all stastics are made up.