The scale of pollution stewing in the Delta's waters would bring public outrage if these contaminants were on land, said CalRecycle officials.
Moving these vessels, some of which have been sitting for years, can spill additional chemicals, fuels, and oils into the Delta, so the cleanup also involves careful containment of the contaminants to protect the water and the more than 500 plant and animals species that live in the Delta's waters.
March 20, 2010 6:00 AM PDT
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