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SS Norway ocean liner causes controversey

The evironmental activist groups Greenpease is criticizing the government of India for agreeing to accept the SS Norway ocean liner. This ship is apparently carrying over 900 tons of asbestos, and is also contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls and heavy metals. The owners of the ship want to have it undergo “ship-breaking” to recover salvagable materials. Bangladesh has carved out a niche in the world economy doing ship-breaking, but even that country has rejected the SS Norway.