Issue Date: Jul 30, 2012
After denying entry to the toxic-laden ship from the US, Oriental Nicety, the Supreme Court has allowed the dismantling of the ship at the Alang ship-breaking yard of Gujarat. The court in its order on July 30 also said that in future ships that violate the Basel Convention--an international treaty that bans transboundary movement of hazardous wastes--will not be allowed to be dismantled in India. Environmental activists said that court allowed the dismantling of the ship, formerly known as Exxon Valdez, because the Gujarat government presented it with a fait accompli.
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