|Re: [C-L] Walking Lightly||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: stuart robinson (stuartrodcn.org)|
|Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 23:44:18 -0700 (PDT)|
Hi Brian, I just wanted to add two websites I found using the google search terms 'ports smog air pollution cancer' ; http://cleanports.org/health http://www.aqmd.gov/news1/2002/portpr.htm and a quote from the latter. ' In total, marine vessels in the ports emit more than 47 tons per day of smog-forming nitrogen oxides. That is more than one-fifth the amount emitted by all of the region¹s cars. It is also nearly equal to the total nitrogen oxide emissions from the top 350 emitting industrial facilities in the region, including all power plants and refineries. Ships burn some of the dirtiest fuel in the world, containing up to 20,000 parts per million of sulfur. That is 40 times more than the amount allowed in diesel fuel for trucks and other equipment in California.' Stuart Robinson Re: [C-L] Walking Lightly < Date > < Thread > From: Kerry Strayton (kstraytonyahoo.ca) Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 17:33:43 -0700 (PDT) Hi, Brian - The pollution caused by shipping in Vancouver, British Columbia is a major problem. A half of all heavy particulate pollution in the city is caused by the heavy fuel oil burned by cargo ships and passenger cruise liners. Kerry Strayton From: Brian Bartholomew [mailto:bb [at] stat.ufl.edu] Sent: Monday, July 02, 2007 4:19 AM To: Cohousing-L Subject: Re: [C-L]_ 50+ and affordable The true resource cost of ocean shipping may be close to negligible relative to the value of what's shipped. Today, transport costs account for about 1 percent of the final price of consumer goods, making country of origin largely an afterthought in purchasing decisions. True, that 1% doesn't count air pollution. But it's a big ocean and there may not be that much air pollution. How many harbors have a smog problem? Brian ______________
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