Environmental Groups Sue Over Mothball Fleet

Law360, New York (October 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A coalition of environmental groups is taking aim at the federal government in a bid to halt ongoing pollution of the San Francisco Bay ecosystem by more than 50 deteriorating military and cargo vessels anchored at the Mothball Fleet near Benicia, Calif., that are leaching toxic paint and heavy metals into the water and sediment.

The lawsuit, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California by Arc Ecology, San Francisco Baykeeper, and Natural Resources Defense Council Inc., seeks to compel the...
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