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Canada bans waste water dumping from Cruise Ships to protect its oceans.

The new regulations were originally introduced as voluntary measures in April of last year. The measures cover the discharge of “greywater,” which includes the effluent from showers, sinks and washing machines, within a range of three nautical miles from Canada’s shoreline. The rules also require ships moving through Canadian waters outside of the Arctic to improve their treatment of greywater and sewage jettisoned from three to 12 nautical miles out.
Environmental groups and West Coast Environmental Law called for additional rules governing the water used to clean exhaust cleaning systems — called scrubbers — that flush sulfur from the fuel of the enormous ships which is responsible for 90 percent of cruise ships’ liquid waste. The government and the shipping industry would work together to find a way to reduce or eliminate scrubber water effluent.
Canada’s lax ocean dumping laws encourage ships to save and dump their waste once the ships cross the Canadian maritime border because Ottawa has failed to put laws in place to stop them.

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  • Elizabeth Gathigia

    49 w

    Great decision by Canada, marine life should be protected with all means

    • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

      49 w

      great step by canada

      • We Don't Have Time

        49 w

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        • winnie nguru

          49 w

          This should have been done a long time ago. marine life is as important as life on land

          • mercy nduta

            49 w

            Thanks to the Canada government for the ban, the disadvantages of ocean dumping are serious and long-term.

            • Kevin

              49 w

              Marine life should really be protected from man made chaos

              • Daniel Waweru

                49 w

                Oceans are to be kept clean, they really take care of mankind and we should reciprocate the efforts by taking care of them.

                • Ford Brodeur

                  49 w

                  I'm glad someone is standing up to the cruise ship industry!

                  • Johannes Luiga

                    50 w

                    The oceans are truly important to keep clean

                    • Ajema Lydiah

                      50 w

                      protection of marine life is essential

                      • rosebellendiritu

                        50 w

                        @ajema_lydiah true it completes the ecosystem

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