NASSCO to assist with dredging San Diego Bay
SAN DIEGO — The Port of San Diego announced Wednesday it reached a tentative agreement with General Dynamics NASSCO to help pay for a cleanup of sediment at San Diego Bay shipyards.
The dredging project was ordered last year by the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board. The agency named the port, NASSCO, BAE Systems, the city of San Diego, Campbell Industries, San Diego Gas & Electric and the U.S. Navy as being responsible for the cleanup.
Under the deal, about 140,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment is expected to be removed at a cost of around $50 million, port officials said.
“This agreement with NASSCO represents the port’s long-standing commitment to a clean and healthy bay, and we are excited for the work to begin,” said Ann Moore, who chairs the port’s Board of Commissioners.
The bay is home to both the…
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