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Waste disposal at sea: what and where

Waste disposal at sea: what and where

As part of the objectives of EMODnet, Waste Disposal at sea is one of the 13 themes of interest when it comes to register Human Activities (HA) with a potential environmental impact at sea or risk for human health. Under the generic denomination of waste disposal: what are we referring to? And where does it take place? Firstly, we must take into account the London Convention (Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of … Read entire article »

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Where Are the Missing Munitions Under the Sea?

Where Are the Missing Munitions Under the Sea?

Dumped munitions under the sea are located in many places, some of them unknown. The dumped unexploded ordnance (UXO) includes conventional munitions, bombs, grenades, torpedoes, projectiles and mines. These range from giant aerial bombs of hundreds of kilograms to small detonators, high-explosive shells, as well as incendiary devices or individual items. That is, there are hidden dangers undersea, nobody knows how great the danger really is. Since World War II the unexploded ordnance in the sea … Read entire article »

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