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Health Risks from Shipping Pollution

Original post made by Sharon, Midtown, on Apr 10, 2009

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 10, 2009 at 4:27 pm

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How many people would starve without maritime trade? How much pollution is avoided because of the efficiency of the giant container ships?

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 10, 2009 at 5:29 pm

Everything involves a cost/benefit analysis and trade off, but the new Chinese mega tankers burn filthy sludge with no pollution controls

"Shipping emissions have escalated in the past 15 years as China has emerged as the world's manufacturing capital.
A new breed of intercontinental container ship has been developed which is extremely cost-efficient.
However, it uses diesel engines as powerful as land-based power stations but with the lowest quality fuel."

The use of these fuels is banned within 230 miles of the US coast, they switch to cleaner fuels.

We have reduced the pollution by cars in the US by 95+% in the last 35yrs, what is the point if China is building and selling these pollution factories that wipe out the gains?

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 11, 2009 at 4:05 am

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I guess I'm weird, but the smell of bunker C is pleasantly reminiscent of my steam engine days.

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