(CHEAP)BREAKING

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When a boat arrives at the end of his life, it is put in pieces, often locally for small boats. For largest, like the tankers and aircraft carrier, a delocalization exists and their demolition takes place in countries of the south like India, China and Bangladesh. Indeed, the cheap labour ("cheap") of these countries, and their strong demand out of steel, make "shipbreaking" (literally naval demolition) a true local industry. Work is exhausting and accomplished under human conditions and ecological often debatable: miss protection, risks related to the explosions and asphyxiates by the oil residues at the bottom of the tanks, misses waste recycling… The imminent departure of the french boat "Le Clémenceau" for India (stuffed of asbestos inter alia) had made great noise in 2004, denounced by GreenPeace…