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Thursday, February 02, 2006

French Naval Vessel is Hazardous Waste

The French government is to feel the weight of the EU and its protectionism environmentalism. Brussels is investigating France’s decision to send the ageing Clemenceau aircraft carrier to be scrapped in India amid concerns that the move contravenes European Union waste shipment legislation. Ships are ripped apart by hand in India and Bangladesh, a dirty and dangerous business, but a welcome source of jobs for the poor souls that do it. But the EU is not pleased: Those rules stipulate that it is forbidden to export EU waste for disposal in third countries to protect the environment of those countries. Imperialism at its best. Shouldn’t the recipient countries be making that choice?

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