25 May '11, 4pm

Dismantling of toxic ships in Gujarat worries apex court: of dismantling and recycling of foreign ... Gujarat Times

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday expressed concern over the environmental impact of dismantling and recycling of foreign ships carrying radioactive material and other toxic wastes at Alang port in Gujarat. The apex court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice C.K. Prasad wondered why these ships were not dismantled or broken in the country of their origin. Justice Singhvi said that tonnes of toxic waste was being brought to Alang port and dumped there. The court said that recycling and breaking of ships at Alang port could be beneficial for some people in Gujarat or in other states but it was adversely impacting the environment. 'Why don't they break these ships in their own countries,' Justice Singhvi asked. The court made it clear that it would not be an indifferent spectator if there was any adverse bearing on the environment because of ship recyc...

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