Nations look to make ship recycling safer, greener

Author: Jeremiah Marquez, Associated Press, Published on: 11 May 2009

Governments gathered Monday...to see countries approve international rules governing the ship breaking industry, based largely in South Asia, whose practices kill scores of workers every year... Among rules being considered: controlling the amount of hazardous materials ships are built with and requiring older ships to be broken down in yards that meet certain environmental standards...Critics complained the draft would safeguard industry interests at the cost of workers and the environment.

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