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Abstract


Cohen, Gershon.  "Cruise Ships Fail Pollution Tests," Earth Island Journal, 2001, 16:2 (Summer), 7

The economic bounty delivered by cruise ships to Alaska has been countered by numerous impacts on local culture and environment, including the deliberate disposal of hazardous wastes into ALaska's Inside passage. The Royal Caribbean Cruise Limited (RCCL) was recently convicted on 21 felony charges of illegal waste disposal. Many other fleets have been equally deliberate or negligent in their waste disposal practices. Almost all ships in a recent test failed the sewage treatment tests, dumping virtually untreated wastes into the sea. State legislative measures have recently been introduced to require monitoring and reporting of ship discharges.



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