The Science of Sustainability

Ghost Fleet

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More than 70 retired military ships are anchored northeast of San Francisco in Suisun Bay. Most of them have been there for decades and are leaching toxic substances into the water. While a few have historic value, the rest are in line for scrapping – a process that environmentalists hope to speed up with a new lawsuit.

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Amy Miller

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Amy Miller is the Supervising Producer and Partner at Spine Films, a boutique independent production company specializing in hard science factual television. Prior to joining the Spine team, Amy worked for six years at KQED (PBS) in San Francisco as the Series Producer of QUEST, a multimedia science and environment series. It was at KQED that she was finally able to merge her lifelong passions for science and storytelling. Originally from Iowa, Amy grew up in Colorado then landed in San Francisco in 1991. She studied biology and film production at University of Colorado and San Francisco State University, and since graduating in 1995, she has worked as a camera assistant, documentary filmmaker, TV producer and correspondent on a variety of cable and public television shows including two other KQED series, "Spark" and "Independent View". For her work in television, she has earned ten regional Emmy awards, two AAAS Kavli Science Journalism awards, and a Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism Feature Writing award.
  • Kimberly

    I hear the Pyro is finally being moved on the 24th of this month… Are you able to confirm? Also, wanting to know MARAD's plan… Has she been enlisted in SINKEX or will she be going to scrap? If scrap, do you know if it will be there in there or in Texas? I would be forever grateful if you may have these few answers for me.

    Sincerely,
    Kimberly B.
    USS Pyro AE-24
    MM3 / M Div.
    1989-1991