Maybe it creates jobs in Teesside, I don’t know. But if this French carrier was considered too toxic for India or Egypt to deal with, then why should we have to deal with it?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tees/7877204.stm
You seem to be NOT answering the question. It was deemed too dangerous for Indian and Egyptian workers. Are British workers indestructible then?
Well, if it’s that safe , perhaps the French wouldn’t mind having it back then? As regards 700 tonnes of asbestos to be removed, perhaps you wouldn’t mind it if we dumped it near YOUR house?

Why can't the French deal with their own 'ghost ships'?
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  • November 8, 2010 at 5:51 am
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    To those IDIOTS that reckon we are ‘moaning’ about it, would you let you Sons and Daughters work on that ship for minimum wages, only to develop and die of asbestosis in 10 years time?

    It bemuses me, I can’t really work out if we should just get on and scrap it and take the money, or drag the damned thing over to a French beach and let the Frogs deal with their own mess.

  • November 8, 2010 at 5:51 am
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    Our industry is on it’s ar$e and your moaning when we get British jobs? No pleasing some people.

  • November 8, 2010 at 5:51 am
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    Job creation where jobs losses are at record levels, and yet, people are complaining.

    Make up your minds.

    Lets see if I can foresee the future.

    British workers and unions will deem it to dangerous to work with, so the contractor will bring in EU foreign labour to do the job, then we can have more wildcat strikes. WooHoo.

    Not indestrucable, but far more technologically advanced, with a much much higher safety initiative and environmental policy. Asbestos is not some new hazard, we have been dealing with it effectively for over a decade. And if you wear the protective kit that the contractors supply, it’s unlikely you will suffer adverse effects, and I can gaurentee it won’t be a minimum wage job.

  • November 8, 2010 at 5:51 am
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    Beggars / Choosers . take what you can , does anybody ask about Seascale anymore – the worlds dumping ground .

  • November 8, 2010 at 5:51 am
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    "The Environment Agency says it will ensure the ship is recycled in a safe and environmentally sound manner."

    India and Egypt have less worker and environmental protections in place than does the U.K..

  • November 8, 2010 at 5:51 am
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    Because the French government and the French people have a bit more gumption about them.

  • November 8, 2010 at 5:51 am
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    Teeside has the technology and capability to deal safely with these ships, which is better than some under payed and unprotected Indian or Egyptian worker exposing themselves to asbestos and toxins.

  • November 8, 2010 at 5:51 am
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    Because we have a long and distinguished history of dismantling the French Navy one way or another.

    Best Wishes

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