Parliamentarian Suggests Dumping Asbestos into Ocean

February 3, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ Asbestos roofing from homes damaged during cyclone Heta in 2004 is still piled up six years later on the South Pacific island nation of Niue.

One parliamentarian’s suggestion for disposing of the asbestos: put it on a ship and sink that ship 2,000 to 3,000 meters below the ocean. Terry Coe suggests the country follow the lead of the Cook Islands and dump the asbestos at sea as opposed to sending the asbestos to New Zealand. Burying the asbestos on the island, he says, is not optimal is at could cause problems later on.

What is a small island nation to do with piles of hazardous asbestos? The ocean is regularly used as a trash dump, so why not also use it for asbestos disposal?

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