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Turn the ships round

Issue No. 1876

ACTIVISTS IN Hartlepool are pleased after the Environment Agency barred 13 US toxic ships from entering a local shipyard.

But the ships can still enter British waters and may be moored on the nearby Tees while the firm involved tries to get permission to dismantle them. The ships are still on their way to Britain, and on Tuesday transport secretary Alistair Darling refused to halt them.

The plan to dismantle the ships in Hartlepool created uproar amongst local people. Now the campaign needs to keep up the pressure on the government.

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Sat 8 Nov 2003, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1876
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