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Britain try to dump the **** (i.e. waste) of their country in Indonesia

Discussion in 'World Affairs' started by unicorn, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. unicorn

    unicorn FULL MEMBER

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    Indonesia sends illegal waste back to Britain

    LONDON (March 16, 2012) : Indonesia has asked Britain to take back 1,800 tonnes of waste after inspectors found liquid and illegal mixed waste in containers marked as "scrap metal," Britain's Environment Agency said Friday.

    The agency confirmed it had launched an investigation after inspectors at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta conducted a spot check of the 89 containers in January.

    The containers are believed to have included soil and other waste while the Jakarta Globe newspaper reported that customs officials found asphalt, sand, plastics and oozing white liquid.

    British companies are forbidden from exporting contaminated waste to Indonesia.

    The containers are expected back in Britain later this month.

    Indonesian Environment Minister Balthasar Kambuaya stressed in January that his country only accepted scrap metal if it met certain standards.

    "The material must be safe and clean," he said. "These (materials) look like garbage. Some of them are wet, some are dry and some even drip smelly liquids. These clearly violate the law."

    Andy Higham, who is leading the Environment Agency probe, vowed "vigorous action where there is evidence of waste being exported illegally." - AFP

    Indonesia sends illegal waste back to Britain | theSundaily
     
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    and from that you assume Britain is trying to offload its waste in indonesia??

    they are taking it back?? its against the law in Britain to send waste their also.

    this could well just be accident. incorrectly ticked containers thought to be cleaned by were not?? workers and/or companies negligence most likely... it is not a government thing?
     
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    Thats brings something to mind..how many hundred thousand used condoms are in there?
     
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    How embarassing to the British. :oops:

    This must be how they clean before Olympics:lol:
     
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    Not a coincidence. Britain is known for sending its prisoners and social misfits to colonies abroad too :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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