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

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.


A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and James Vasina.

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