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EP wants controls for ship recycling

An oncoming boom recycling ships should be better controlled so fewer vessels are dismantled in south Asia with little control over toxins they leach and the use of child labour. So said a European Parliament motion that warned in 2010 nearly 800 single-hull oil tankers will be scrapped, while approximately 100 warships and other European Union (EU)-flagged government vessels - most British and French - could be decommissioned by 2018. Because of loopholes in ...