Chairman, Doc Sloan
|ESCO Shipbreaking Site|
ESCO is a ship breaking site in the USA located in Brownsville, Texas, just a few miles from Mexico. This is where the vast majority of the nation’s federal ships are broken apart. A 15 mile-long channel, made from scratch from 1934-1936, connects the Port of Brownsville to the ocean, at South Padre Island. Built inland to protect the port from hurricanes, not much occurs along the channel’s first ten miles.
ESCO is an active 88 acre yard full of scrap piles, metal processing machinery, cranes, and processing areas where larger chunks of the ship have been removed and are being cut down on shore with torches and other equipment. ESCO has salvaged former offshore rigs as well.
|Center-Arranged Youth Tour of Avesta Sheffield Plant|
The Center assisted Avesta Sheffiend Steel Company in addressing pollution issues at the site and took Baltimore inner city youth on a tour of the facility.
Doc Sloan is working with ESCO to explore unique entrepreneurial opportunities. The Center stands ready to assist ESCO with environmental services and assessments at the site. (The Center For Land Use Interpretation)