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Cargo Sweeping What A Bloody Waste. May 25, 2005 5:06 AM

From: Randy d Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 8:10:54 PM Subject: Cargo Sweeping in the Great Lakes- The NOW Magazine, a weekly newspaper in Toronto, ON reported in its May 19-25, 2005 weekly paper re: "cargo sweeping". The practise of dumping leftover freight, including iron ore, potash, petroleum coke to name a few. This discharging of cargo is apparently routine for the 130 vessels that ply the Great Lakes! 16 are owned/operated by the prime minister of Canada's own son's. Paul Martin's sons run Canada Steamship Lines. Here is a direct excerpt from the article: ...ships jetison the residue fromj their old cargos just before they take new freight into their holds. Canadian and U.S. companies release an estimated 2 500 tonnes a year into the lakes, according to a little-noticed 1999 study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. A U.S. coast guard report in 2003 found 80 percent of dumping takes place in shipping lanes that pass through sensitive species habitats...Among the worst substances dumped, petroleum coke is toxic at lose doses; coal can retard plant growth and cause wetland damage; and lead ore is poisonous and may contain trace elements of arsenic. Vincent Breslin, an environmental scientist at Southern Connecticut State Univeresity says, "It literall looked like a paved highway [under] where the ships were going. It fundamentally changed the physical properties of the sediment." This is not mind, but from Oceana, I though you should see it also. John Powell  [ send green star]
Any firm dumping should be fined May 25, 2005 3:18 PM

Any firm dumping should be fined, we have the technology to watch and monitor the shipping lines, If we make the companies found dumping and made them pay for the clean up of the area itself, LIKE we do now with fly tippers, but in a more costly way to them what i mean is it would be cheaper to recycly the carrgo then risk a very large fine plus the clean up costs of the whole area where they were found dumping, But the very large businesses probably got people in the government who would cover the business up.  [ send green star]
Great Write Up JD from JP May 26, 2005 8:12 AM

John D, great write up, I wish I thought for this, John D said, any firm dumping Cargo Sweeping should be fined, And I would like to add, they should also be throw in jail, and the keys throw are way. That to good for these greed people. John Powell  [ send green star]
PENALTY POINTS May 26, 2005 1:10 PM

When caught both the shipping lines owners and the captains should not only be fined but have points awarded to them and if they reach a pre set figer they wpuld no longer be allowed run a business operating in shipping cargo by sea.  [ send green star]
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