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Shipbreaking industry in India: Getting bigger and more polluting
May 17: The shipbreaking industry is big in India
8It is a highly polluting industry and scientific reports on the chemical, biological and bateriological condition of the Gulf of Cambay, where bulk of the Indian shipbreaking industry is stationed, are only a few.
8It now emerges that at least along a 100 km long shoreline and up to 10 km off, the contamination is strong or very strong.
8Most tidal sediments made up of fine and coarse sand grains are heavily burdened with pollutants originating from the breakage of ships built and painted and daubed over the last many decades
8The shipbreaking industry remains buoyant as prices are attractive and India remains the favourite destination.
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