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An environmental disaster: The true cost of cheaply dismantling ships in India

By: FRANCE 2 | James VASINA
1 min

European ship owners are sending their decommissioned boats and oil rigs to giant scrapyards in India to be dismantled. Registering them in a foreign country ahead of their last journey means owners bypass a European law that requires them to clean their vessels of toxic chemicals before they're demolished. The result is a dangerous environment both for workers and surrounding ecosystems. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's James Vasina.

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A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and James Vasina.

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