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San Diego Bay Scheduled for Dredging Cleanup in September

The San Diego Bay is scheduled for a deep cleaning next month, when shipyards south of the Coronado Bridge will dredge contaminated sediment to ensure healthier waters.

Toxins from industrial operations, shipyards and urban runoff have built up over decades, settling in the sediment. They are absorbed by small animals, fish and eventually people, especially frequent fishermen.

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The dredging effort would remove 158,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment from the area in front of BAE and NASSCO shipyards near the Coronado Bridge.

“San Diego Bay is an area of national importance,” said Dave Gibson, executive officer of the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, which issued the cleanup order last month. “It is one of the most commercially important bays, and it is an important military base. So cleaning that up is one of the board’s highest priorities.”

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Read more from the San Diego Union-Tribume here.

Photo credit: Jim Fader

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