Egypt asks toxic ship for proof

Author: BBC News, Published on: 12 January 2006

Egypt has asked for proof from a French warship, on its way to a breaker's yard in India, that it is not carrying toxic waste breaching the Basel Convention... Greenpeace says India is not equipped to deal with the asbestos-lined warship's toxic waste... A monitoring committee of India's Supreme Court ruled last week that the information about the vessel was inadequate... The court also said that allowing the ship into Indian waters would break the Basel Convention. The company in India which has been given the contract of breaking the Clemenceau says its workers will be adequately protected when working on the asbestos-lined warship.

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