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Dumping to be banned

October 5, 2010

 The International Maritime Organization (IMO) passed a resolution on Friday banning the dumping of waste water in the Baltic Sea. It will apply to new ships as of 2013 and as of 2018 to all ships. Now work has to begin to equip ports with the facilities needed handle the waste. The IMO is working on the criteria. The ban will stop 113 tonnes of Nitrogen and 38 tonnes of Phosphor from being dumped in the Baltic and will also reduce emissions of bacteria, pathogens, virus and heavy metals.

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