National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
(NASSCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (GD)
, has received an award from the California Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) in recognition of pollution prevention programs initiated by the shipyard during National Pollution Prevention Week in 2002.
Edwin Lowry, Director of the California EPA's Department of Toxic Substances Control, presented the award to NASSCO for implementing a wide- ranging program of activities targeted at improving air and water quality and managing solid waste. "We have followed a three-part environmental improvement effort at NASSCO that includes pollution prevention in the shipyard, training for employees, subcontractors and suppliers, and community outreach," said Richard Vortmann, president of NASSCO. "We used National Pollution Prevention Week 2002 as a platform to expand our efforts and introduce new projects in each of these areas."