Other Pollutions

Le transport maritime produit des déchets, eaux de lavage des citernes, eaux de ballast, cendres d’incinérateurs, déchets ménagers et de maintenance et – nouveauté – des résidus solides soufrés provenant de la désulfuration des fumées. La mer a aussi ses décharges coutumières de munitions, de déchets chimiques et radioactifs. Les effets sur les organismes marins sont mal connus et ne sont pas recherchés. Des milliers d’épaves sont dispersées dans les eaux côtières ou les fonds océaniques. Certaines d’entre elles contiennent encore des cargaisons toxiques ou explosives.

(Français) Les 2 boulettes de l’Etat français

27 Feb 2014

Only in French.

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Stop the Gigantics !

13 Apr 2012

Stop the Gigantics !

Costa Concordia – Press release n°3
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The Gigantic was the name with which White Star Line christened its 3rd liner. The Gigantic was even bigger than the Titanic.

After the Titanic sank, the company changed its communications strategy, launching the Gigantic under the name Britannic in 1914.

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Somewhere between ‘Are you ready?” and “shhh!…The child’s asleep”.

19 Jan 2012

The maritime prefect of the Mediterranean has chosen the right option: the first. They have deployed anti-pollution measures in Corsica to counter the possible arrival of oil from the Costa Concordia wreck. Italy has yet to do the same for Sardinia and the Elba. It is noted here and there that there are recommendations on the use of dispersants. In an environment as fragile and rich in biodiversity, this toxins product is not recommended.

Faced with soothing words from several stakeholders, Robin des Bois emphasises that pollutants and floating debris in the marine sub-region encircled by Italy and France can float hundreds of kilometres.

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(Français) Union Neptune : le renflouement est urgent.

11 Aug 2011

Only in French.

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(Français) Les épaves déchargent

4 Dec 2009

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(Français) A-t-elle les reins assez solides ?

16 Jul 2009

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(Français) Convention OSPAR pour la protection de l’Atlantique du Nord-Est

26 Jun 2009

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Open letter to Mel Gibson

28 Sep 2007

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Dear Mel Gibson,

In the Lloyd’s List of September 12th 2007 in the article “From carbon footprints to CO2 ship blueprints” we read that you openly show your support to a project to design vessels twice the size of a normal capesize bulker to transport carbon dioxide (CO2). “BW Shipping boss Andreas Sohmen-Pao reveals green ambitions and has ally in actor Mel Gibson”. This would be done with the intention to use the CO2 “to make oil and gas fields more productive” i.e. Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR). More than 40 Mt of CO2 are currently used each year in the United States to recover oil. Most of the CO2 comes from deep natural accumulations of CO2 while about 5 % comes from industrial sources. Some of the CO2 used in EOR today is stocked in the well from where it escapes in the mid term, with the exception of the Weyburn oil field pilot project in Canada where the CO2 is recaptured and re-injected for permanent sequestration.
Robin des Bois a French NGO has been fighting for the protection of Man and the Environment since 1985. Robin des Bois has for over 20 years been involved, in the banning of waste storing and waste dumping in or under the world’s oceans. We have very strong reservations on the concepts and projects exposed at the Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore by Mr Sohmen-Pao. More generally we have serious doubts on currently exposed Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technological solutions.

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(Français) Une pollution volontaire

25 Jul 2006

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(Français) Un chasseur de baleine arrêté en Nouvelle-Calédonie

16 Jun 2006

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