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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:26 PM

Former 'Exxon Valdez' to be beached, broken up in India

India's Supreme Court this week delivered a ruling that could drastically change the way international ships are dismantled, but in the process cleared the way for the destruction of the ship formerly known as the Exxon Valdez.

The symbol of America's worst oil tanker spill, the vessel is now the Oriental Nicety after a series of ownership changes since the 1989 disaster.

It's been anchored off India since May, when the court blocked it from being beached at the infamous Alang shipbreaking yard. Activists had sued, arguing that importing such ships for dismantling violated the U.N. Basel Convention, an international treaty on hazardous waste transport.

In its ruling Monday, the court acknowledged that violation, drawing praise from activists who want ships recycled using tougher health and environmental standards.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/02/13071218-former-exxon-valdez-to-be-beached-broken-up-in-india?lite

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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:30 PM

1. What about the 'Condoleeza Rice'?

 

Isn't it time to run her aground and attack her with blowtorches?

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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:32 PM

2. And suddenly re-appear in a watered-in Earth...

 

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