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Old 28-08-2015, 10:40   #1
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Sea Hawk Paint Execs Go To Prison For Selling TBT Paint

Although this story apparently broke last December, I only heard about it recently.

A marine coatings company and two executives who pleaded guilty in October to willfully conspiring to obstruct the Environmental Protection Agency by selling a known pesticide were fined more than $1 million and sentenced to prison time.

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Re: Sea Hawk Paint Execs Go To Prison For Selling TBT Paint

Sorry for going a little off topic. Do you experience any side effects from working in such a chemical soup for so long?
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Sorry for going a little off topic. Do you experience any side effects from working in such a chemical soup for so long?

No. Why do you ask?



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Re: Sea Hawk Paint Execs Go To Prison For Selling TBT Paint

LMAO!
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Re: Sea Hawk Paint Execs Go To Prison For Selling TBT Paint

So that's what you look like under that wetsuit.
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So that's what you look like under that wetsuit.

I think the wet suit is for keeping all the gooey parts in.
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Old 28-08-2015, 14:01   #7
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Re: Sea Hawk Paint Execs Go To Prison For Selling TBT Paint

karma at work - plus a little justice.
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Re: Sea Hawk Paint Execs Go To Prison For Selling TBT Paint

Actually they got off with $10k in fines and probation, no prison time.
Funny how the article in the news paper describing the plea deal was like 1 or 2 lines, and a tiny headline, compared to the original articles , not very sensationalist, but this is old news going back to like 2005, but didnt settle until 2015.

Its ok for companies to sell plastic waterbottles that contain and leach out some horrible stuff but forget about it when it comes to bottom paints....
Hmm hormonal changes from TBT in sealife, and in people from BPA's Maybe Seahawk and PETIT are in on it.


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tributyltin
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Re: Sea Hawk Paint Execs Go To Prison For Selling TBT Paint

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Actually they got off with $10k in fines and probation, no prison time.
Funny how the article in the news paper describing the plea deal was like 1 or 2 lines, and a tiny headline, compared to the original articles , not very sensationalist, but this is old news going back to like 2005, but didnt settle until 2015.

Its ok for companies to sell plastic waterbottles that contain and leach out some horrible stuff but forget about it when it comes to bottom paints....
Hmm hormonal changes from TBT in sealife, and in people from BPA's Maybe Seahawk and PETIT are in on it.


https://www.edf.org/health/four-reas...FUYlgQodTikJmw

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tributyltin


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Re: Sea Hawk Paint Execs Go To Prison For Selling TBT Paint

Speaking of icebergs, how come they never grow barnacles?

Oh, wait...
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Actually they got off with $10k in fines and probation, no prison time.
Back that up with a link please.
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Re: Sea Hawk Paint Execs Go To Prison For Selling TBT Paint

Can you still buy the paint. Anything the EPA doesn't like probably works good.
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Agreed, but it appears bitching is way easier than studying...
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Back that up with a link please.
It was in the Bradenton newspaper, my sister called and emailed a picture of the article, she was extremely interested as she is friends with one of their wife's. I don't think it was posted anywhere else making it hard to find. If I dig it up I'll post it.

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Can you still buy the paint. Anything the EPA doesn't like probably works good.
Sea Hawk bottom paints with TBT are available from chandleries in the eastern Caribbean.
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