Friday, January 13, 2006

Follow up on Clemeceau...

Following up on my previous post , we have some positive developments on the 'Clemeceau' issue.
The out of service French aircraft carrier with its toxic cargo was stopped by the Egyptian authorities at the Suez Canal pending a request for some papers. These papers would establish whether the carrier is in violation of Basel Convention which was designed to regulate the movements of hazardous wastes btw nations via ships. The ship is scheduled to reach the Indian shores by this March.

Hope it gets turned back by the Egyptian authorities. In that way, atleast some change in the stance of the Indian authorities on this issue could be expected.

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