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Ghost Ships court case

ghost ships court case

The US Government was in court this week defending its decision to allow 13 decomposing former-navy vessels to be sent to the UK for recycling.

A consortium of international action groups brought legal action against the Bush Administration over the disposal contract with Able UK.

Four of the ships docked in Hartlepool late last year but the law suit aims to prevent the other nine vessels from leaving the James River in Virginia.

Earthjustice attorney Martin Wagner said: The Ghost Fleet is an American responsibility.

The Bush Administration should rethink its plan to export US toxic waste and US jobs overseas. These exports are illegal and defy common sense.

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