California Passes Rule That Would Stop Invasive Species From Entering Ports

California Passes Rule That Would Stop Invasive Species From Entering Ports

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cargo ships to face new rules on invasive species problemCalifornia is cracking down on invasive species. The state has passed the strictest rules in the country to prevent cargo ships from introducing foreign plants and animals to San Francisco Bay.

The new process uses chlorine to oxidize or kill any live organisms in the ship’s ballast before they are pumped out after the chlorine is neutralized.

(READ the story at NPR News)

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