Toxic waist off the coast of Italy. article after article ok. But dumping is all over the world. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 99289.html
Some 300 people are believed to have died from the poisonous chemicals. Many European, US and Asian shipping firms – notably Switzerland’s Achair Partners and Italy’s Progresso – signed dumping deals in the early 1990s with Somalia’s politicians and militia leaders.
This meant they could use the coast as a toxic dumping ground. This practice became widespread as the country descended into civil war. Nick Nuttall of the UN Environment Program said, "European companies found it was very cheap to get rid of the waste.
"It cost as little as £1.70 a ton, whereas waste disposal costs in Europe was something like £670 a ton. "And the waste is of many different kinds. There is uranium radioactive waste. There is lead, and heavy metals such as cadmium and mercury. There is also industrial waste, hospital wastes, chemical wastes – you name it."http://universaljellyfish.blogspot.com/ ... rates.html
Nuclear and Toxic Waste: Tsunami Uncovers Poisons Dumped Off Somali Coast
Posted in ALL, CAUSES & EVENTS, Current Events/General Miscellaneous, Political Mambo Jambos, Rights, Education and Worthy Causes by Truth Seeker on April 10, 2009
In 1997 and 1998, the [excellent] Italian newspaper Famiglia Cristiana, which jointly investigated the allegations with the Italian branch of Greenpeace, published a series of articles detailing the extent of illegal dumping by a Swiss firm, Achair Partners, and an Italian waste broker, Progresso.http://bariisiyobasto.wordpress.com/200 ... ali-coast/
Nuclear Waste Disposal Doesn’t Have
to Be So Expensive: says Mafia
The enterprising corporate arm of Mafia has found an answer (!) to the age old problem of energy growth: Go Nuclear!
And don’t worry about the astronomical cost of “disposing” of the permanent waste. They will dump it in the ocean for you at premium prices.
Italian authorities have located the wreck of a vessel with 180 barrels of toxic waste on board, which they say was sunk by the mafia, off the south coast of Italy. The sunken ship is reported to be one of more than 30 scuttled by Cosa Nostra. http://ecodelmar.org/content/index.php? ... Itemid=112