Baykeeper Updates Related to Ghost Fleet

Blog Post: August 7, 2015
Only three ships are left from the Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay—the decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years. Baykeeper legal action led to a federal government cleanup and removal of the 57 ships, starting in 2010. The cleanup process was expected to last...
Monthly Column: December 1, 2014
For 40 years, the 57 decaying ships of the Ghost Fleet haunted the San Francisco Bay ecosystem. But before 2015 ends, all the ships will be gone. The Ghost Fleet was a collection of long-defunct military ships from World War II and the Korean War. They were originally stored in Suisun Bay, a large...
Featured Stories: November 12, 2014
The Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay, 57 decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years, is almost gone. Baykeeper legal action led to a federal government cleanup and removal of the ships, starting in 2010. The cleanup process was expected to last until 2017, but it’s...
Featured Stories: November 12, 2014
Soaring and gliding gracefully over the water, pelicans are a familiar sight around San Francisco Bay. Two types of pelicans live here, the California brown pelican and the American white pelican. They arrive and depart at different times of year. California brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis...
Featured Stories: September 16, 2013
By Sejal Choksi The cleanup of the Ghost Fleet—57 decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years—is now two years ahead of schedule, with only 13 ships left to be removed. Additionally, the worst ships have been removed first, so the ongoing pollution has already...
Featured Stories: September 26, 2012
The Ghost Fleet—57 decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years—is being cleaned up ahead of schedule. In 2010, Baykeeper successfully reached a settlement agreement with the federal government that required a speedy cleanup of the rusting ships. The Ghost...
Featured Stories: February 14, 2011
A year ago, Baykeeper successfully settled our lawsuit to force the federal government to clean up the toxic Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay. Work to remove the fleet has been steadily progressing since then, with 14 of the ships having been removed to date. Forty-three vessels currently remain in the...
Monthly Column: July 10, 2010
Due to the efforts of San Francisco Baykeeper, Arc Ecology and Natural Resources Defense Council, the decaying, toxic vessels of the Ghost Fleet will soon haunt the waters of Suisun Bay no longer. In an important victory for the health of San Francisco Bay and for the diverse range of animals that...
BK In The News: April 1, 2010
After years of legal wrangling, the federal government agreed Wednesday to remove a fleet of mothballed military ships that has dropped tons of heavy metal pollution into a waterway northeast of San Francisco.
BK In The News: April 1, 2010
The federal government and environmental groups reached an agreement Wednesday that will mean the end of the ghost fleet of retired ships in Suisun Bay. "They were a floating toxic waste dump," said Deb Self, executive director for the San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental group.

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