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Title: Suggested legal framework for prevention of shipbreaking pollution at Chittagong Coast, Bangladesh with analysis of relevant international issues
Authors: Alam, Md. Wahidul
Xiangmin, Xu
Yingjie, Ma
Qayum, Sara
Keywords: Legal Framework;Shipbreaking Pollution;International Issues;Bangladesh
Issue Date: Apr-2018
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Bangladesh is the largest ship recycling country that has devastated impacts on the marine and coastal resources including human health due to hazardous heavy metals pollution. An analysis of heavy metals concentrations in seawater has done to find out the impacts of shipbreaking pollution at Chittagong coast. Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Al, Hg, As, Pb, Cd and Cr exceeds the limit at all stations (St-1, St-2, St-3) according to WHO guidelines and Bangladesh Water Quality Standards. Average concentrations (mg/L) of Fe, Al and Hg are respectively high in seawater, which signifies the shipbreaking pollution in this coast. Bangladesh has ratified with most of the international issues regarding shipbreaking activities but not implemented yet for control marine and coastal pollution. Suggested framework will help to implement international legislation in Bangladesh to control shipbreaking pollution.
Page(s): 752-758
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.47(04) [April 2018]

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