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Re: State Sen. Kehoe drops anti fouling paint bill

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Originally Posted by Fstbttms View Post
This is a statewide issue, not an SF Bay issue. California has hundreds of water bodies that exceed federally mandated levels for copper (the worst being Shelter Island Yacht Basin in San Diego Bay, Newport Bay and Marina del Rey.) The state is required by law to bring these bodies into compliance. Copper from anti fouling paint has been identified as a, if not the, major source of this copper. It is not a matter of choice. Copper has to be reduced.
I get it. However, I'm steaming off on why it has to be. Not at you.


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