Chesapeake Bay a site for ballast water treatment research

(BALTIMORE, Md.) — The 700-foot cargo ship Cape Washington is the site of a ballast water treatment study, National Public Radio reported. The ship is moored in the Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore. The ship uses electricity to generate chlorine from sea water, and scientists are testing the effectiveness of using the chlorine to kill organisms in ballast tanks.
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By Professional Mariner Staff