Alang s toxic yard

Alang s toxic yard
health and environmental conditions in the world's largest shipbreaking yard at Alang, Gujarat, are deteriorating due to unscientific and unsafe shipbreaking practises, according to a study done by Greenpeace International, an international pressure group. The organisation found very high concentrations of carcinogens and other hazardous chemicals including dioxins in 140 samples collected from Alang. The samples were tested in the European laboratories of Greenpeace. After much resistance, the Gujarat Maritime Board for the first time had allowed any organisation to conduct a study. The presence of these hazardous substances in Alang has been reported in the past, but there were no evidences to prove the same (see

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