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Shipping ministry releases proposed amendments to Shipbreaking Code 2013

Source: Mint, Date: July , 2016

Ship breaking companies will have to store radioactive and other hazardous waste in a temporary facility at their yards before getting rid of it through registered recyclers under amendments proposed to the Shipbreaking Code 2013. The ministry of shipping released the proposed amendments, which are in line with the requirements of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), on Thursday for public feedback. Ship breakers will also need to appoint a safety officer to ensure the protocols are met. Hazardous waste like lead-acid batteries and other lead-bearing waste needs to be disposed of through registered recyclers. Electric and electronic waste will have to be recycled through registered E-waste recyclers

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