15 March 2012

Small World -- Shipbreaking a health, environmental hazard

A propos of the sinking of the luxury liner Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy in January, one might wonder what will happen to that ship once the immediate issues of collecting the victims and siphoning off the fuel are accomplished.

After the media coverage has come to a halt, what is the process of dealing with the wreck — as wrecks are dealt with continuously around the world? And what effect do these "mishaps" and the resultant cleanup operations have on the health of people involved and the environment around them?

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Source: The Brandon Sun. By Zack Gross. 6 February 2012

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